Assad has to go, says Obama, and then lifts not a finger for two years. Obama lays down a “red line,” and then ignores it. Shamed finally by a massive poison gas attack, he sends Kerry to make an impassioned case for righteous and urgent retaliation — and the very next day, Obama undermines everything by declaring an indefinite timeout to seek congressional approval.
This stunning zigzag, following months of hesitation, ambivalence, contradiction and studied delay, left our regional allies shocked and our enemies gleeful.
(…) There’s no strategy, no purpose here other than helping Obama escape self-inflicted humiliation.
This is deeply unserious. Unless Obama can show the country that his don’t-mock-me airstrike is, in fact, part of a serious strategic plan, Congress should vote no.
- Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Plan to Strike Syria Aimless (nationalreview.com)
- I never knew how cool wars could be until Obama started them (no-pasaran.blogspot.com)
- ¿Alguien se preocupó de contar los aliados? (sanacritica.wordpress.com)
- Why isn’t the media asking the celebrity peace theorists for their opinions on Syria? (breibart.com/instablog)