Skip to comments.Some unsolicited advice to Barack Obama on Syria
Posted on 09/10/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT by Starman417
NOTE: This piece was written before John Kerry trotted out his imbecilic unbelievably small comments and Vladimir Putin offered The One a fig leaf. The advice herein remains the same, only the timetable might change
What happens when a majority of voters elect an unqualified hack as the head of state? Lots of bad choices and lots of bad outcomes. After watching Barack Obama make mistakes on the world stage for five years you might have thought he was beginning to figure out what he was doing. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. Hes as clueless as ever
First he suggests (correctly) that as Commander in Chief he doesnt need Congresss permission in order to act militarily in Syria. Then he proceeds to ask Congress for authorization to do just that, with the absurd suggestion that somehow the rest of the world will look differently on the missiles raining down on Syria if there is political unity along Pennsylvania Avenue. Does Barack Obama even understand what the role of the Commander in Chief even is?
So hes a little confused about what his actual role in running the military is not particularly surprising given that before being elected to the most powerful position on the planet the only thing he ever ran was a community organization and some law school classes. At least hes sure why hes decided a military attack is necessary because he drew a red line in the sand and wanted to be very clear to the Assad regime that if we start seeing a bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized, that would change my calculations, significantly That is a pretty clear statement. Or maybe not. Somehow that clear statement has morphed into I didnt draw a line in the sand Perhaps President Obama should ask his friend Al Gore about the thing called the Internet where he can look up what he actually said.
Whatever the message Barack Obama was hoping to send to Assad and the rest of the world, Im pretty sure its not the one of fecklessness and ineptitude they're getting. In addition to misunderstanding both his role in leading the military and forgetting who drew a line in the sand, hes lost any element of surprise by telling Assad what to expect and not to worry because nothing is going to happen before Congress finishes their deliberations. And he also let Assad know that regime change is not the goal.
Then there is the Secretary of States constant pronouncements about the makeup of the rebels, who any bombing would ostensibly benefit: I just don't agree that a majority are al-Qaeda and the bad guys he told a House Foreign Affairs Committee. Unfortunately, one of the key advisors to the administration on the issue of the rebels has been Elizabeth OBagy, who, it turns out, is a paid propagandist for the rebels themselves. So it appears that the main source or at least a significant source for the Presidents contention that the rebels are good guys is someone whos paid to tell the world that the rebels are good guys. No problem there. Interestingly in a moment of morbidly vaudevillian juxtaposition, in the very week the Secretary of State is trying to convince Congress of the benign nature of the rebels, a video surfaced of those very rebels cold bloodedly executing captured Syrian soldiers as they lay kneeling on the ground.
All of this showcases a President who is simply not up to the task of successfully leading the nation during a crisis on the international stage. It might be one thing if this was fresh ink on a newly minted presidential canvas, but its not. From Iran to Iraq to Libya to Egypt we have seen this president in the starring role in a series of movies that went very badly very quickly. Taken together all of this suggests that whatever Barack Obama chooses to do in reference to Syria, things will turn out badly for the country.
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