New York Times Calls for Illegal War in Syria, Urged Resistance to the ‘Rush to War’ in Iraq

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

My, how times have changed. Can you imagine them printing something like this back prior to the Iraq invasion?

Neither can we. In fact the Bush administration made their case before the United Nations and had Congressional authorization. But the 18-month buildup to Iraq (post 9/11) was called a rush to war  in none other than The New York Times.

That was then, this is Obama. In fact just this past April Obama adviser Rachel Maddow told us Obama has learned a lesson from Bush’s rush to war in Iraq. Today Obama’s plans a “shot across the bow” in Syria, despite reports saying it’s inconclusive that Bashar Assad was directly responsible for the WMD attack last week in Syria.

But even without hard evidence tying Mr. Assad to the attack, administration officials asserted, the Syrian leader bears ultimate responsibility for the actions of his troops and should be held accountable.

“The commander in chief of any military is ultimately responsible for decisions made under their leadership,” said the State Department’s deputy spokeswoman, Marie Harf — even if, she added, “He’s not the one who pushes the button or says ‘go’ on this.”

So there’s no conclusive evidence Assad was directly responsible, but he’s ultimately responsible. It’s curious that 10 days after the Syrian slaughter Obama is 100% sure Assad is responsible, but after a year we have zero answers on Benghazi, never mind the targeting of conservatives by the IRS. Using his logic, Obama is directly responsible for the egregious actions of the IRS.

 

2 Responses to “New York Times Calls for Illegal War in Syria, Urged Resistance to the ‘Rush to War’ in Iraq”

  1. Dr.Mr.Badman on 29/29/13 at 10:26 am

    Huh, Note Obama’s quote “The commander in chief of any military is ultimately responsible for decisions made under their leadership”, and yet, we have no idea what happened in Bengazi, no idea what happened in the Fast and the Furious, and the situation with the IRS targeting Tea Party Groups is just some rogue agents.

    Funny how a leader should be held responsible for the actions taken by underlings…provided it isn’t Obama himself that needs to take responsibility for those actions.

  2. Tuerqas on 29/29/13 at 3:12 pm

    How are conditions not identical to that of Saddam Hussein and that horrible, wrong, war on Iraq that Owronga voted against so many years ago? I get it now. As a mere member of Congress he was not responsible for US actions, Bush was. So they can vote however they want in Congress and people will hold Bush responsible in the end. Yikes! It is just sad and wrong that that much sarcasm is likely spot on when it comes to party politics today…