Syria strategy disastrous

America’s commander in chief sternly stated that he is drawing a red line with Syria, only to now lie about ever saying it. We know he said it. We saw the video of him saying it. This Nobel Peace Prize “winner” is all guns a-blazing to bomb, strike – whatever – Syria over the use of chemical weapons against its own people.

This president is lobbying Congress and the world to support attacking Syria in retaliation for the Syrian government killing Syrian people – even though he did absolutely nothing in retaliation for an American consulate in Libya being attacked and Americans being killed in said attack. Suppose that the Syrian leadership is ousted and the regime friendly to al-Qaida ascends to power. What then?

We have no national interests in Syria. That said, if this regime is ousted, what will take over is exponentially worse and will indeed become a national interest. Isn’t it funny that when President George W. Bush had the support of more than 50 nations and Congress to deal with Iraq, the liberals rained condemnation upon him for being a warmonger?

Well, what say you about the Nobel recipient? And before you respond and lie about there being no weapons of mass destruction, there were. I was in Kuwait and Iraq during that time and remember where I was when word came down that some were found, and it was suspected that some were sent to Syria.

Plain and simple, this is an egg farm on the collective face of the media, the Democratic Party and diehard Obama loyalists who hang on his every word regardless of reality or reason.

During the past presidential campaign, speaking about Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden said, “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.” Who’s ready to go to war with Syria, Joseph?

I’ll say this about Biden: During the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, he said of then-Sen. Obama: “The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”

Then there’s Secretary of State John Kerry, who just a few short days ago pontificated, “When I was in the United States Senate, I supported military action in any number of occasions, including Grenada ... .” Lie! He wasn’t in the Senate when America invaded Grenada.

Does anyone in this administration have any common sense or the ability to be truthful?

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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