Between my six-year-old son and Barack Obama, I've been having a hard time of late telling the two apart. When President Obama gives a press conference, it's like watching a child in the middle of a temper tantrum. Take away a few Harvard Law School words, boil his statements down to their essence and what you're left with are pouts, complaints, and empty threats.
Add on the wreckage left in his and his administration's wake, and it's hard to come to a conclusion other than what this president needs is a good scolding.
"President Obama, keep your guns to yourself and don't give them to the drug cartels!" more >>
On August 20, 2012 President Obama warned against chemical weapons' use in Syria, declaring it a "red line." On Dec. 3, 2012, Obama repeated his warning to Assad, saying "The use of chemical weapons is...totally unacceptable. And if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable."
Last April, Britain, France and Israel concluded that chemical weapons had been used in Syria. On June 13, the Obama administration finally concluded that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians.
But nothing happened after that -- except a conclusion by the Syrian regime that it can continue to use such weapons with impunity. Indeed, United Nations Middle East envoy Robert Serry claimed in July that the United Nations had received 13 reports of alleged chemical weapons use in Syria. On August 21, Assad gassed to death 1,429 civilians. more >>
A victory for Syria's "Islamic rebels" and an overthrow of President Assad would endanger Syrian Christians, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asserted on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, speaking out against U.S. military intervention in Syria.
"I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians. All of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," said Rand.
Rand Paul's comments come weeks after Egyptian Coptic Christians were subject to an intense wave of violence directed at them by Islamist extremist groups scapegoating them for the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood's President Mohammed Morsi. Four people were killed and over 60 churches damaged or destroyed in violence targeted at Coptic Christians for their support of the movement that saw Morsi taken out of power. more >>
Before finally making the call about what to do in Syria, I pray that President Obama will call President George W. Bush and request his advice on the bomb or missile attacks he is contemplating.
I know President Bush. He is a good and gracious man. He would take President Obama's call and give him the best advice he has, based on his own experience, including what he learned from his own mistakes. He would not hold it against President Obama that Obama has, for his own political reasons, demonized him and blamed him for . . . well, for just about everything his own administration has been criticized for.
I have never met President Obama, but I suspect that he and those close to him believe--quite wrongly--that President Bush is a dummy and that President Obama is vastly more intelligent. He and they may therefore believe that President Obama has nothing to learn from President Bush. That attitude in itself, if I am right about it, is reflective of the arrogance that got President Obama into this pickle in the first place. "Pride" really does "goeth before a fall." more >>
President Barack Obama made his case for the use of force Friday, arguing that the Syria and the world must understand "that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm."
Obama clarified that while he has "not made a final decision" regarding using military force in Syria, his administration will likely commit to a "limited, narrow act."
"We're not considering any open-ended commitment. We're not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach," said Obama, defending his strategy to critics of military intervention in Syria, who have made frequent comparisons to former President George W. Bush's justifications for starting the Iraq War. more >>
The British parliament has voted against joining any military intervention in Syria in a narrow 285-272 vote on Thursday night.
The move will be a blow to President Barack Obama, as Britain was seen as the closest ally to the United States in any potential move for military action in Syria.
However, despite the clear set back, the Obama administration has indicated that the U.S. would still be willing to take action against Syria on its own, even without an international coalition. more >>