Contrary to his videotaped words in 2012…
On 9/4/2013 upon arriving in Sweden for the G20 Summit-
Obama ‘I didn’t set a red line’ on Syria
While the U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff debated on the question of what to do about the Syrian gas attacks, President Obama, attending the G20 Summit in Sweden. emphatically removed himself from any responsibility for actions that occur in Syria. He stated that these actions are by the Congress and past government acts…not him.
To me this is an effort to position himself to avoid any blame in case of negative results…same as has occurred throughout his administration.
This President does not act as a President of the United States has and should.
The Presidents actions are destructive to the reputation of our country and to the safety of it’s citizens….which includes you and me.
As I have stated in my recent posts, I am not in favor of approving a “shot across the bow” set of actions that the President proposed and was amended by the Senate yesterday to read “change the momentum of the war in Syria” which is considerably more aggressive at the request of Senator John McCain. See video below. At least McCain recognizes that a “shot across the bow” will be nothing more than an embarrassing thump on the knuckles of genocidal leader Assad.
We still have major issues that cause any actions now to be questioned as to whether they are in the best interests of the U.S. and they are…
1. There are no military or political groups in Syria that have clearly indicated that they will stand with the United States were we to take action. Many groups of Syrians are fighting Syrians.
2 What can the U.S. gain with any attacks…for 1 day or 90 days? How do you measure any success? If you kill or topple Assad, who will take over? Suppose Al-Quaeda groups there get control of the chemical weapons and the situation becomes even more complex?
3. What reactions will occur? By Syria? By Iran? By Russia? Do we know? Do we have the plan and resources to counter any attack? Failure to plan is a plan to fail…according to long-term wisdom of military leaders.
4. Who do we have as a Presidential Leader who can prosecute such a surgical war? Our President has no military experience and shows hesitancy and unwillingness to take actions if they do not favor his personal and political cause. He has shown us his military decision making with three key actions 1) in the complete withdrawal of our troops from Iraq where we lost virtually all that we had gained, 2) now in Afghanistan we are fighting there for no visible goals…with a planned 2014 withdrawal date that allows Al-Qaeda to wait until we are out, and 3) in the case of Benghazi the President gave us a false scenario, disappeared from the leadership scene during crucial hours, and now refuses to discuss any facts openly and truthfully. Quoting many experienced military and political opinions…this President does not show the leadership skills that this country should have. Many of his military decisions and actions are very much wrong and amateurish.
5. I do not believe that we have a President of the United States that can be handed the military might of the United States and trust in him to act in the best interests of all it’s citizens. I sincerely regret believing this however, this is what my head and my heart are telling me.
My heart and prayers go out to all those victims of the Syrian War and all wars around the world! We live in a very imperfect world where human evil forces continuously work to take advantage of others.
I pray that God will look over this Nation and allow us to continue to be the “Home of The Brave” and “The Land of The Free” forever, under the Laws of the United States Constitution!