Radical in the White House – He didn’t draw a red line – YOU DID!!!
He didn’t draw a red line. It isn’t his credibility on the line. Nope, it is the international community and Congress that have put their credibility on the line:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let me unpack the question. First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation titled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous thing that are happening on the ground there need to be answered for. And so, when I said, in a press conference, that my calculus about what’s happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn’t something I just kind of made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. There was a reason for it. That’s point number one. Point number two, my credibility is not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/09/04/president_obama_my_credibility_is_not_on_the_line.html
The man has no shame. It is quite disturbing actually. That he would use a government using gas on it’s own people as political leverage against Congress. Where is the national security threat Barry? If this is a humanitarian effort, then why aren’t we also rushing to help the Christians being killed by a Government you toppled in Libya? Why, because you’re an empty suit and the world community knows it. You’re an offensive politician – and you enjoy it.
The justification for this war, from the vantage point of vital American interests, is nil. It makes about as much sense as Assad announcing that he will launch military strikes on the U.S. because Obama supports the killing of over a million unborn babies a year. It is sad to see Republicans like Boehner join in this phony harrumphing about evil abroad. Fix your own country. Address America’s moral evils. Pols who can’t stop chemical abortions in America won’t stop chemical bombing in Syria.
Obama has probably spent more time thinking about his golf game than the “women and children” of Syria. Yet we’re supposed to believe that he has made this weighty decision after tossing and turning at night, unable to shake thoughts of the Assad “menace.”
Another dangerous fraud, John McCain, who has never visited a troubled country he didn’t want to bomb, claims that the anti-Assad rebels are “moderates.” When Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said on Tuesday that he didn’t want to back Syrian rebels who scream “Allahu Akbar!” after bombing buildings, McCain, revealing the Islamophilia behind America’s Arab-Spring foreign policy, replied that those chants don’t bother him. “They are moderates,” he said, dismissing the chants as no more “offensive” than a Christian who says “thank God.” Too bad Kilmeade didn’t ask McCain to give examples of Christians yelling “thank God” after slitting someone’s throat. Naturally, the media, which is always in the tank for radical Islam, praised McCain for his “shaming” of Kilmeade.
Ho Chi Minh once said that he won the Vietnam War not in the jungles of Asia but on the streets of America. Islamic terrorists could make a similar claim: from Libya to Egypt to Syria, they rose to power not in spite of American leaders but because of them. Obama and McCain preferred Morsi to Mubarak, the assassins of Christopher Stevens
He went from making a case for action I don’t agree with to making a case for shifting blame that I don’t respect. Shameful. Beneath the office he holds. For the record – here is where he drew the red line.