Speaking Before Thinking

Syrian civil warSyria has been embroiled in a civil war for three years. Evidence indicates that President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people last week. Déjà vu Iraq. Over the weekend as the news began to spread Obama in a knee jerk reaction stated the United States will respond militarily without the support of our allies.

George-Bush-and-dadW. Bush drug us into Iraq simply because Saddam Hussein put a bounty on the elder Bush’s life wasting precious American assets especially blood. He built the facade of WMD, weapons of mass destruction, to carry out his vendetta. Hussein could not go to the bathroom without the international community being aware. Following 9/11 the United States knew Al Qaeda was responsible, but Bush attacked Iraq first.

Obama does not have an ulterior motive; he spoke out of pure incompetence. Now we are going to experience what happens when electing a president without real world experience except sucking on the government’s teat and very little of that. Granted Assad is an idiot, but the use of chemical weapons on his citizens speaks volumes of what he thinks of Obama as commander-in-chief.

The administration was immediately discussing publicly launching cruise missile attacks on Syrian military installations. First, one should ask how does a civil war affect the national security of United States? Second, will our involvement secure an ally? If cruise missile attacks are launched what is Obama prepared to do if Assad attacks our allies in the region? What happens if Russia supports Assad? Washington Rep. Adam Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee cautioned, “Simply lashing out with military force under the banner of ‘doing something’ will not secure our interests in Syria.” Smith added that an attack might draw us into the Syrian civil war. If the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee sees the reality of irresponsible actions why is the leader of the of the free world being so irresponsible with his uncalculated remarks again?

In a letter House Speaker Boehner sent to the President, he asked Obama to “personally make the case to the American people and Congress for how potential military action will secure American national security interests, preserve American credibility, deter the future use of chemical weapons, and, critically, be a part of our broader policy and strategy.”

“As we’ve said, President Obama’s decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States,” National Security Council Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. “He believes that there are core interests at stake for the United States and that countries who violate international norms regarding chemical weapons need to be held accountable.” This was the face saving statement made following UK’s Parliament resounding defeat to go to war with Syria,

kentstatevietnam_war_soldiersIt appears Obama will drag us into this civil war alone, because he spoke before thinking. I suppose no one is old enough in the White House to remember a battle fatigued nation and the consequences of Vietnam. Thanks for reading. Have a great day! dj

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