The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." ~ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1787
For example, training and assisting $yrian opposition forces would cost $500 million annually and “limited” standoff missile and air strikes would cost in the “billions.” Operating a no-fly zone would cost about $1 billion per month, and the cost of using special operations forces to control chemical weapons would be “over” $1 billion monthly.
AND WHERE DOES OBAMA EXPECT TO GET THE FUNDING?
A congressional aide familiar with the congressional leaders’ briefing said Hagel and Winnefeld made clear the Pentagon would need to “work” with Congress to obtain supplemental funding for $yria attacks.
“Good luck with that,” the aide said, reflecting widespread concern among congressional Republicans with the Obama administration’s defense cuts.
The Pentagon leaders said unlike the 2011 military operations against Libya, there are not enough operating funds to conduct the attack on $yria.
THERE'S NO LIMIT ON ARROGANCE
The administration during the first term cut $487 billion from defense spending and another $55 billion under congressional sequestration legislation. An additional $55 billion is slated to be cut next year.
Last April, under questioning from Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas) at a House Armed Services Committee hearing April 11, Hagel said that if U.$. military action is taking in $yria “it’s pretty clear that a supplemental would be required.” Dempsey said during the same hearing that “It would take a supplemental” funding for a $yria operation.
$everal Republican leaders expressed skepticism that the briefing failed to outline key military options and objectives.
TARGET LASER-LIT BY OBAMA! DON'T TASE MY FAMILY BRO!
THERE'S ALWAYS A LITTLE COLLATERAL DAMAGE … ITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF THAT WE HAVE HIGH CONFIDENCE … WITH OUR SKETCHY INTELLIGENCE BASED ON ASSERTIONS ONLY, NO FACTS, NO EVIDENCE!