Obama’s third war: The folly of striking Syria

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:41 am
Barack Obama

You might as well try to teach a snake to juggle as hope the Obama administration will think strategically. The “peace president” is about to embark on his third military adventure, this time in Syria, without having learned the lessons of his botched efforts in Afghanistan and Libya. He hasn’t even learned from the Bush administration’s mistakes — which he mocked with such delight.

Before launching a single cruise missile toward Syria, Team Obama needs to be sure it has a good answer to the question, “What comes next?”

If Obama does a Clinton and churns up some sand with do-nothing cruise-missile strikes, it will only encourage the Assad regime. But if our president hits Assad hard and precipitates regime change, then what?

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One Response to “Obama’s third war: The folly of striking Syria”

  1. Lightwave on 27/27/13 at 4:34 pm

    The one good thing that would come from this is that an Obamee strike at Syria without the permission of Congress would be instant grounds for impeachment, and there would be as much support on the left for conviction and removal in the Senate as there would be on the right.

    Intervention in Syria has about a 9% approval rating. the vast majority of Americans — 60% — agree we should take no action at all.

    Cantor and Boehner would have to call the House back into session immediately and proceed to impeachment.

    And I think there would be 67 votes in the Senate.