Skip to comments.Obama's 'I didn't set no stinkin' red line' assertion leads to near universal incredulity
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Yesterday, editor in chief Lifson reported on the astonishing claim by President Obama that he didn't set a redline for chemical wepons in Syria and that his credibility was not on the line.
Lifson pointed to a meeting of Obama's political team where the message on Syria was being massaged. If this is the best they could come up with - simply denying reality - then the president is in a world of hurt.
The reality, as Jean Kaufman (Neo-Neocon) points out this morning at PJ Media is undeniable:
"I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line."
But in his statement back in August of 2012, Obama unequivocally and undeniably did set a red line. Watch the video, and note especially around 2:07-2:08 when he gestures to himself and says, with emphasis, "us," and his back-and-forth use of the terms "we," "us," and "I" to mean the same thing: himself, or his administration with himself in charge. At no point does he cite the international community, except earlier in his statement when he speaks briefly and generally about the international community's role in a possible eventual transition from the Assad regime to a new government in Syria.
Kaufman takes apart Obama's answer from his press conference in Sweden. Here it is in its entirety:
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The only thing he’s ever shown any skill at - scapegoating.
For the record, Syria is not a signatory to that treaty.
I agree in a sense that although he didn’t explicitly cite international treaties that is the obvious legal basis for any military action.
Obama performs “Jedi mind trick” on international community.
Anyone who calls me a liar is RACIST!
If you have to tell people that your credibility is not on the line, then your credibility is on the line
WE ALL must call our reps today!!
The one thing they do understand is no matter how much money they get the still need VOTERS
and next year is an election year
EVEN solidly Dems pay attention to voters
so please call
The POS 0dumbo must be stopped on this
I’ve got to check MSNBC and see how they’re attempting to spin all this....
Lifson pointed to a meeting of Obama's political team where the message on Syria was being massaged. If this is the best they could come up with - simply denying reality - then the president is in a world of hurt.I disagree.
His domestic supporters will believe anything he says. And that's the only constituency he's marginally interested in.
Greta was interviewing Rumsfeld last night and when she referred to that statement, Rummy was gobsmacked. He said he had been in Montana and and not heard that Obama said that. He was somewhat at a loss for words.
Big Money rules.
The Big Money wants another war.
One hundred percent of voters opposing a new war would be irrelevant.
It will be irrelevant.
“I didn’t set that red line, others did it for me.”
Whether it is or not, the deluded leftist doesn't understand its not up to him to decide.
Obama : I didn’t do that. Sonebody else made that sound.
This is not the red line you were looking for.
This is normal behavior for sociopathic narcissists like Obama. Where there is blame, it can only be assigned to everyone else except themselves. Where there is credit, that belongs solely to them. Hence, he is the only one whose credibility is NOT on the line in regards to this whole Syria fiasco even though he has been the only one talking about “red lines”, while he all but pulled the trigger himself when it came to taking down Osama.
It would be fascinating to watch how minds like Obama’s work if it weren’t so appallingly frightening.
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