If ever there was proof that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama is in over his head with regard to world politics, this current Syria situation illustrates it. First, he said “he” would go it alone, would have “his military” attack Syria for crossing the red line he drew in August 2012.
Obama then nominated, in December 2012, John Kerry, a colossal fool, as his Secretary of State, replacing another colossal fool, Hillary Clinton. Kerry, last Friday, said “America intends to act” in reference to Obama’s threat to attack Syria without congressional approval. Kerry also said that the president had the right to take action “no matter what Congress does”.
Now, it seems, that Obama is seeking Congressional approval for his actions. Perhaps someone reminded him of what he said in 2007: “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
Can anyone say “flip-flop?” So now where do we stand? As Charles Krauthammer said of Obama’s actions, “… this is sort of amateur hour.”
In Damascus, the state run newspaper, Al Thawra, said that Obama’s actions are “the start of the historic American retreat.” It continued, saying Obama had hesitated because of a “sense of implicit defeat and the disappearance of his allies,” and he fears that an intervention could become “an open war.” Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said “… it is clear there was a sense of hesitation and disappointment in what was said by President Barack Obama yesterday. And it is also clear there was a sense of confusion, as well.”
This from that world power, Syria! Mocking Obama. Mocking the USA.
And Vice President Joe Biden isn’t much better! He said, in 2007: “The president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran, and if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman, I will move to impeach.”
Jim Clayton’s excellent article also cites some examples of Obama’s actions.
But hey, that’s what a majority of US citizens voted for. Are they chagrined? Naaah, Democrats don’t care, and most Obama voters can’t even read, so they don’t know what a fool Obama is making of himself and the country. I only hope the USA survives him.
But that’s just my opinion
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