At a news conference in Stockholm, Mr. Obama denied setting a “Red Line” regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He stated that “The World set a Red Line,” instead of admitting the fact that he said it and is now trying to pin this “Red Line” issue on Congress. In remarks made by the White House Occupant to the Press Corps, Mr. Obama said “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is when we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.” He said it, and now he owns it.
The Democrats and the mainstream media worked tirelessly to refute the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq. They kept repeating the “big lies” emanating from the Bush Administration as they insulted the President day and night. The facts be damned as the media labeled the American Intelligence community a bunch of political hacks.
Yet when Secretary of State John Kerry stated that he has conclusive evidence that the Syrian regime was responsible for the nerve agent attack, claiming the information was from an “open source intelligence assessment,” few questions were asked. But an intelligence assessment is not based solely on fact. It is someone’s opinion. After the closed door intelligence briefing on Thursday, some senators still had doubts. From their experience, the White House had failed to prove its case using intelligence. Now the America public is having doubts. Apparently, the Democrats’ chickens have come to roost.
In a Corner
For the first time during his term in the White House, Obama has placed himself in a corner and is now desperately trying to get himself out. If an attack on Syria doesn’t achieve the desired results, or if the intelligence was faulty, Obama doesn’t want to be blamed. His effort to gain congressional support will relieve him of any responsibility and political blowback from his low information voters. Too bad Jon Stewart didn’t get that memo. Maybe an IRS audit will get his mind right.
Obama has been busy the last few years ousting Arab dictators and replacing them with Islamic dictators approved by the Muslim Brotherhood or their military arm (al Qaeda.) At no time does this Administration condemn the Islamic fanatics associated with these organizations. Obama’s goal in Syria is to remove al-Assad using the American military to install yet another Muslim Brotherhood hack. What is Obama’s relationship to the Brotherhood? Where does America draw the Red Line on Obama?