Skip to comments.Obama's Bread and Circuses
Posted on 09/01/2013 7:15:25 AM PDT by Innovative
The questions that ought to have been answered before any statements were made by the likes of Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have barely been raised in the public arena. The most important of those questions are: What US interests are at stake in Syria? How should the US go about advancing them? What does Syria's use of chemical weapons means for the US's position in the region? How would the planned US military action in Syria impact US deterrent strength, national interests and credibility regionally and worldwide? Syria is not an easy case. Thirty months into the war there, it is clear that the good guys, such as they are, are not in a position to win.
Syria is controlled by Iran and its war is being directed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and by Hezbollah. And arrayed against them are rebel forces dominated by al-Qaida.
As US Sen. Ted Cruz explained this week, "Of nine rebel groups [fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad], seven of them may well have some significant ties to al-Qaida."
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Another good aticle:
Five leadership lessons on Syria and military power for Commander-in-Chief Obama
“But from the standpoint of acting like the world’s leader this may be the nadir of American power.
The reality is that every decision on how to employ the armed forces has turned out badly for Obama.
He ran away from Iraq—the violence there is worse now than when he came into office.
He wants to go to “zero” in Afghanistan. The Taliban can’t wait for that.
He led from behind in Libya and that failure became a front page story after Benghazi.
Moscow mocks him.
Beijing ignores him.
All these acts as president show Obama has not learned his lessons very well. The Saturday speech just makes his shortfalls as commander-in-chief even more glaringly apparent.”
Bluster, bluff and backstabbing: Obama’s bread and circuses
Obama’s Bread And Circuses (Long Article)
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