By attempting to gain approval of Congress, Obama knows that he will be turned down. He will then point to those on the right-hand side of the aisle as the reason. This gives him a chance to drive another big nail in the conservative coffin prior to the 2014 mid-term elections in which he hopes to gain liberal control of the House and turn Nancy Pelosi loose upon us once again. This confrontation will also further distract any follow-up on Benghazi or the many other so-called “phony scandals” involving the Obama Administration. Even if he cannot pull off a liberal majority in the House in 2014, he will have delayed the other processes while buying time to dilute the voting pool in the Congress. Once again, this Syrian situation has nothing to do with Obama’s protection of America’s best interest but simply is another ploy to save his own self-loving neck.
Even if Obama has every intention of carrying out attacks on Syria, I have this suspicion that the attacks will be directed in such a manner as to clean up the evidence which ties Syria to Benghazi in terms of the “arms game”. That is not to say that chemical weapons are not a factor here but more to say that even if they are, there does not seem to be a clear line as to “who has them” and “who has employed them” except the claims sighted by John Kerry, our new illustrious Secretary of State who is so “schooled in war” from his honorable service in Vietnam. Yeah, he would be my first choice possibly along with Al Gore and Jane Fonda to make the judgments as to what to do with our military resources.
Obama seems more than ready to go firing off a bunch of cruise missiles at more than one million dollars a pop just for effect. What if, out of sheer bad luck, one of those missiles hits the armory containing the chemical weapons? As ugly as that would be, it does contain some level of irony and shows that our noble efforts in rushing into this situation could create an even greater disaster. Obviously, in this situation, the “what” and “who” about what is going on in Syria takes a backseat to the “where” , “what”, and “how much” of the chemical weapons issue. Our efforts, as a nation, about to engage in military action should be placed on getting to those weapons stockpiles and putting them into responsible hands…not just randomly blowing up some folks for their indiscretion. Once again, Obama’s “Magna Cum Laude” education evades my common sense analysis. Maybe that is because he has surrounded himself with Marxist and Socialist idiots.
If the Syrians want to kill each other in a civil war, that is their problem to sort out on their own. If chemical weapons are being deployed then that is a whole different matter which must be handled outside the boundaries of inserting this nation and others into a savage civil war with no valid choice as to which side is on the side of “right” in the equation. To enter into such a situation is nothing less than a blind, head-first dive into dark, shallow waters filled with peril lurking just beneath the surface. But, as a distraction from Obama’s domestic woes here at home, it might just be what the doctor ordered.
Obama runs his mouth on the podium talking about how he will use “HIS” military to stop this situation in Syria even if he has to go it alone. He sounds like some kind of tin-horn dictator who should be dressed in his gold-braid encrusted uniform with all the medals showing when he makes such a speech. He talks of the U.S. Military as if it was a machine with an on/off switch rather than a force well-trained men and women just like you and me who bleed red blood and die. He speaks of a military that is already feeling the gutting effects of the sequestration cuts which he designed; the cuts which he had every opportunity to change but elected not to change anything. He has worked his magic on “HIS” own military and now he expects that it will perform miracles entering into a situation which has no clear defined lines. Any President, who is a real leader, worth his salt would never send American men and women in harms ways under those conditions. Remember, this was a man who obviously saw no way to take any actions in Benghazi but he has a solution for Syria.
There is a part of me that prays every day that those who populate our government will find a way to render this man and his administration ineffective for the remainder of his term in office. Of course, that would be asking for a miracle. There is another part of me that has decided that we need to let him continue on his path of destruction in America and let the voters see what they have left in 2016 when election time comes around again. That part is very appealing to me with one significant exception…far too many of the voters in this country today are blind and uninformed…they choose not to see what is going on and when one points it out, they file it under “racism”. Our nation now has a cancer growing on it which appears to be terminal.
Obviously, the intention of the framers of the Constitution was to make sure that Congress held the purse strings when it came to declaring and waging war on an on-going basis. There is certainly evidence throughout presidential history to show that presidents have engaged in military actions without the consent of Congress prior to doing so. At the same time, those actions were looked upon as “stand-alone incidents” not intended to be a declaration of war. Obama knows this yet rather than stand on that principle as he would in other matters while totally ignoring the Constitution, he elects to put the burden back on Congress…a coward’s way out of a situation he evolved wholly by running his mouth and making threats. Congress, being the spineless asset that it is, will never commit the political suicide associated with “declaring acts of war” thus the request will fail in its tracks and Obama will stroll away to the golf course pointing his finger back at them.
Wake up, America! A leader does not get up on the podium, give a speech about the gravity of the situation halfway around the world in which people are being killed by chemical weapons and then stroll off to the golf course for a round as if he has things in hand. A leader goes back and tries to figure out how we rid the world of the threat of chemical weapons and then turns his/her focus in that direction. Here, once again, Obama has and is using an issue to divide and inflame the people of America against themselves…the only real talent he has and employs regularly with great sincerity.
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