I would love to not be cynical but I can't. I just see this exercise as
another typical Obama move to shift responsibility onto others. Had he never
made his now-famous red line comment, there is no reason to believe that
we'd even be considering this attack. And we shouldn't be considering
it even now.
"Great article!! Great points and all right on the money. Expect more of the
blame game going forward from Barack if HIS "little war" turns
sour." I wonder why I think this is simply opportunistic Obama bashing
rather than real ideological discussion. "Is anyone else as
happy as I am that John McCain isn't president?" Oh my yes. It's
inconceivable what the middle east would look like if he had the military at his
beck and call. One point about the article. Since we are all
making best guesses, I think the idea of this could escalate into a regional war
is the old "mushroom cloud" argument refurbished. It's the same
argument as "if I can't buy an AK47 you're going to come to my
door and take my shotgun. Iran has meticulously avoided a war for
decades now so it doesn't seem reasonable that they will put their
existence on the line for Syria. The same goes for the rest of the middle east.
Great article!! Great points and all right on the money. Expect more of the
blame game going forward from Barack if HIS "little war" turns sour.
These are difficult complex decisions, we do not need a rush to judgement and
bandwagon parade like Iraq.
Policy on Syria does not bind future policy on Iran. If the President is unduly
preoccupied with setting the right precedent for Iran, he could end up getting
both policies wrong
Is anyone else as happy as I am that John McCain isn't president?