Bob Menendez Has a Plan for Obama to Sell His Syrian Folly: Give Another Speech

Posted by on Sep 04, 2013 at 8:49 am

Despite overwhelming opposition to Obama’s poorly thought out distraction in Syria, New Jersey’s Bob Menendez thinks putting on the charm in an Oval Office address will do the trick. Maybe Obama could put his feet up on the desk to show he really means business.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman said he thinks Obama could speak “later this week.”

The Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that it was imperative for President Obama to address the American people from the Oval Office to explain why a U.S. military strike in Syria is in the best interests of the nation.

Will he show up 35 minutes late like he did last Saturday?

“I think the president needs to sit in the Oval Office, look at every American in the eye and explain the reason why this is important,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think he’ll do that.”Menendez said it was a necessary step before U.S. involvement in a foreign civil war, and predicted Obama would make the address “later this week.”

How about interrupting the opener of the NFL season Thursday night? That should win Americans over.



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One Response to “Bob Menendez Has a Plan for Obama to Sell His Syrian Folly: Give Another Speech”

  1. Semper Why on 4/04/13 at 11:53 am

    IMHO, he’s only half wrong. The time for Obama to make the case for Syrian intervention was last month. Better yet, 10 months ago after his little “Red Line in the Sand” speech and after he had his military and diplomatic staff come up with an approach to the possibility of Syria using chemical weapons.

    Obama needs to sell this idea to the American public and through them to Congress. Hell, he’s supposed to be a great orator. He should have shown off those skills and convinced us of his argument.

    But then again… Obama didn’t think anyone would call his bluff.