My take on the “Syria crisis” is the same as my last post with a new twist. This blustering first, then no action is typical of the far left liberal we all know Obama is. Obama painted himself into a corner with his “Red Line” comment. He took a page out of Mr Netanyahu’s playbook but didn’t read the whole book. He should have read far enough to understand that a redline stance only works if you are prepared to go all in if the redline is crossed.
So now we have Obama going to congress for permission to attack Syria’s LEGITIMATE Regime on behalf of “Freedom Fighters” also known as Al Nusra front, Al Qaeda and various factions of ISLAMIC RADICALS who have been at war with us for 50+years.
This is the trap: No matter what happens the left has spin material. IF congress doesn’t vote to allow Obama his power to strike, Obama has a way out of his redline bluster. This is the desired path Obama wants to take. This gives him the ” I would have helped save the children of Syria but those evil republicans wanted them dead” defense. IF congress allows Obama the power to strike and it goes well it will be because “Obama’s leadership and his decisive action saved the day” if it doesn’t go well, Democrats who voted against and republicans will blame each other and Obama will skate..
I’m convinced that Obama WILL NOT strike Syria now no matter what congress decides to do. At least not in the conventional way. No cruise missile or air attack, maybe a cyber attack that he can claim eliminated something…
I’m also convinced that any action in Syria now is foolish. Too much time has passed, we don’t know who we’re fighting for or against. And that right there is DIFFERENT than Iraq. Regardless if you think Iraq was a mistake or not, the fact that George Bush went ALL IN with regime change goal and didn’t pull punches (At least in the beginning) made the world take notice. He said he would and he did. That gains trust from your allies and concern from your enemies. Obama? Well he’s untrustworthy to our allies and a laughing stock to our enemies.
Mark my words folks, Syria is a distraction. It’s moved up on the docket and kicked important things like BENGHAZI, IRS, NSA, DOJ scandals to the bottom. Syria is keeping us from talking about OBAMACARE and the ECONOMY as well as the racial division Obama has created. Syria is a perfect problem for Obama and he’s even handling that poorly.