Posted By LambChop
“Let me make something clear: The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks. Even a limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver. I don’t think we should remove another dictator with force. We learned from Iraq that doing so makes us responsible for all that comes next.”
Obama’s teleprompter worked overtime last night justifying a military action in Syria that he has no intention of taking. The cognitive dissonance was deafening.
Highlights of the speech included the pack of lies that earned Obama a failing grade from fact checking services like the AP news service. Obama claimed proof that Assad was indeed behind chemical attacks in Syria and that more than 1,000 people were hurt or killed. There is no incontrovertible evidence so far to support either of these claims.
Of course the Russian plan of accounting for and destroying Assad’s chemical weapons stores is nearly impossible to carry out. Given the massive geographic area and number of chemical weapons in each stockpile, the location and destruction of the weapons would be a very long-term task. Doing this during a conventional civil war makes it almost impossible. Mike Kuhlman is the chief scientist for national security at Battelle, which is a company that has been involved in chemical weapons disposal work at several sites in the U.S. Kuhlman said this of the potential destruction of Syrian chemical weapons: “ This isn’t simply burning the leaves in your backyard. It’s not something you do overnight, it’s not easy, and it’s not cheap.”
Those who heard Obama’s speech registered shock and disbelief when Obama used the primetime airwaves to blame Bush (yet again) and completely ignore his complicity in the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
“I don’t think we should remove another dictator with force. We learned from Iraq that doing so makes us responsible for all that comes next.”
Obama actually authorized military action in Libya specifically to remove Gaddafi yet tried to rewrite history – from 2011. During the same year, Obama called for regime change in Egypt.
The only consistency in Obama’s foreign policy is this: unwavering financial support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The result – a mess. Destabilizing Libya, Egypt and now Syria will be Obama’s legacy and take an entire generation to fix.