Skip to comments.Did Obama answer these 5 questions about Syria?
Posted on 09/11/2013 7:37:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin
1. With diplomacy in play, why is military action necessary?
Commentators said after the speech that most Americans probably understand the moral case, but they questioned whether Obama could ultimately sway public opinion to see things his way.
2. Why should Americans worry about Syria?
But, simply put, Americans are sick of war.
In a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, six in 10 say the Iraq war was a mistake, and about half say the same thing about Afghanistan. Three-quarters say the United States is not the world's policeman.
Additionally, nearly seven in 10 say that it's not in the U.S. national interest to get involved in Syria's civil war. Moreover, 72%, say a U.S. airstrike would not achieve significant American goals.
3. What would be the endgame?
Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN after the speech that Obama did not provide a clear military objective for attacking Syria.
He said bombing the regime will not truly hold al-Assad accountable and "will create instability in the Middle East" that would leave an opening for extremist elements in Syria allied with al Qaeda.
U.S. Rep. David Valadao, R-California, agreed with Paul. "The president has failed to deliver some sort of plan that tells the American people that we can do this and this is what we are trying to accomplish," he told CNN.
4. If the U.S. attacks, what if al-Assad retaliates?
This is a major risk that concerns many members of Congress.
5. Now that Syria welcomes diplomacy, why did Obama address the public?
"He was trying to convince people of a war they don't want, but he's also saying wait,"
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The Obama Foreign Policy: Move forward by leading from behind, and stonewall anyone who claims that Obama looks like an ASS.
REMEMBER BENGHAZI !
The bottom line is that 0bama didn’t sell this because he can’t tell Americans what this is really all about; Saudi gas and assisting Al Qaeda/muslim extremism. So all he had was the smoke of lies and half-truths, veiled by a tissue of moralistic hand-wringing.
Question four was stupid.
Not just kind of stupid.
Brain dead stupid.
The proper question should be what if Assad and his Iranian, Russian, and Chinese allies retaliate?
Sometimes leaving important parts out makes you a dunce.
Benghazi links to Syria?
6. Was this really all a big distraction to keep the 1 year anniversary of the biggest embarrassment in US history, ignoring pleas for security by a US Ambassador who then is raped and murdered, off the front pages and news shows?
also, more talk of the phony video scandal that was cooked up to try to excuse the riots that cost the Ambassador and other good Americans their lives.
How about THESE 5 questions from St. Augustine?
(Just War principles)
Reasonable Chance of Success?
The answer to each is negative.
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