The Simple, and Critical, Question About Syria That the Obama Administration Can’t Answer

Yesterday Sec of State John “Viet Nam Quagmire” Kerry and Sec. of Defense Chuck “Mr. Krueger” Hagel embarrassed themselves in a cringe-inducing performance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As they contradicted each other and made bizarre statements about evidence from “reality and other sources,” one thing was clear. Despite their noble efforts, they could not answer a very simple, but critical, question. Why are you doing this? There is an obvious reason that they can’t. It’s the same reason that the Left can never give a straight answer. It’s not that they don’t know the answer. It’s just if they told the American people the truth, support for their proposed, pointless intervention in the Syrian civil war would plummet from its already low 20-30%.

So, Dear Reader, why are you proposing that we lob a few missiles into Syria?

Will it remove Bashar al-Assad? No, as Sec. Kerry stated yesterday, it won’t, and it’s not intended to do so.

So, will it stop him from using chemical weapons (assuming that he did, which is by no means certain at this point)? Perhaps. He could survive the 3 or 4 assault, and emerge crowing that he defeated the Great Satan. He might decide not to use chemical weapons any more, but he will still be in power and still be in charge of all the conventional weapons, and he will feel emboldened to use them.

Will the flood of refugees into Lebanon end? There’s no reason to believe that it will. If you have a reason, please share it.

The reason that the Obama administration can’t answer the simple question “Why are you doing this?” is because the answer is it is being done for cynical, political reasons, to rescue Barack Obama from the consequences of being in over his head. He wants to offload responsibility for the consequences of his own reckless, redline remarks. He’s looking for an issue to use against the GOP in 2014 so that he can retake the House and have even less opposition to completing his mission of “remaking” (read destroying) America. He wants to take the focus off other questions like “Just exactly where were you during the Benghazi disaster?” As the anniversary of the murder of four Americans approaches next week, he definitely wants to change the subject. As Lois Lerner continues her paid vacation, the IRS scandal hasn’t gone away.

If Barack Obama were sincere about being concerned about Syria, he would have done something about it in 2011. He hasn’t even given the rebels the arms that he said he was going to give them in June. Doesn’t that tell you something?

Under the best of circumstances, this limited strike charade would accomplish nothing, and these are not the best of circumstances. Telling the enemy ten days to two weeks in advance that he is going to be attacked, giving him ample time to prepare and place human shields to parade before the media can hardly be considered ideal for our circumstances. How ironic is it that the sight of dead children wrapped in shrouds has been used to encourage this adventure?

Any member of Congress who wants to support this ridiculous mission with no stated objective needs to answer that simple question, clearly and directly: Other than burning through $500 million to $1 billion that we’ll have to borrow, why are you doing this?

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Thanks to our guests, Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness, and Leslie Eastman, publisher of the bog Temple of Mut, contributor to Legal Insurrection and producer/co-host of Canto Talk.

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While both Democrats and Republicans slobber all over Hillary Clinton when she finally appears before Congress to try to explain what happened when 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi on 9/11/12, an objective review demonstrates that the Obama foreign policy of “leading from behind” is a disaster. Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward and John McCain agree on that. Unless we’re counting frequent flyer miles, isn’t Hillary a huge failure? Except for that “beautiful voice” mentioned by Chris Matthews, of course. What about the obvious irony of Hillary Clinton, a woman who cut her political teeth by pursuing a sitting president for lying, now saying that it doesn’t matter if a president lies?

Barack Hussein Obama, Neville Chamberlain, Jr.

2nd Amendment update: Diane Feinstein calls the NRA “venal,” as in “corrupt” and “dishonest.” They actually have the audacity–I hope that you are sitting down–to train children how to safely use guns!!!!

Pat Robertson says “awful looking women” are responsible for problems in marriage.

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A Week in Bizarro World-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

This week was one of bizarre spectacles, over and above the 2nd inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, praise be his name. That event featured Richard Blanco’s poem “One Today.” “My face your face” is part I remember. Seriously? “My ass, your ass,” I thought. Of course, I’m probably just a peasant who doesn’t appreciate great art from a man who is both Latino and an open homosexual, and therefore, above criticism.  Then the great speech by the One himself. I didn’t notice. Did they hand out the little red books to the assembled cadres there or is Organizing for Action going to send those out using their tax-deductible contributions?

In other bizarro world events, consider the following:

  1. After making sure that anyone who might challenge her narrative had laid their cards on the table before she went on the record, Sec. of State, Hillary “What Difference Does it Make?” Clinton finally recovered from her vapors and appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to tell her story about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Libya on September 11, 2012. Her acolytes in the Lame Stream Media praised both her spunky pushback against the Republican dolts who dared to pose serious questions, and her tearful recalling of her greeting flag-draped coffins at Andrews Air Force Base. Missing from their slobbering reports was any mention of the glaring irony of a woman who cut her teeth in the Watergate investigation, pursuing dishonesty in the Nixon administration, raising her voice to proclaim that such dishonesty should make no difference. Nor did they mention the ridiculous performance by her former Democrats, who agreed that it’s time to “move on” from the Obama administration’s many shifting stories about four dead Americans, but who wanted hearings on the Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq, a decision, for which, just sayin’, Mrs. Clinton voted “yea,” a fact that they also failed to mention. Also missing was any mention of her vow to pursue to ends of the earth the heinous film maker who caused all this trouble in the first place, except her really didn’t, and anyway, it’s time to move on.
  2. Meanwhile, a U.S. Senator who at one time had her own concealed carry permit because of fears for her own safety, presented her plan to disarm her fellow Americans. In another irony, she and her fellow gun-grabbers bleat incessantly about the phony “gun show loophole,” while presenting their very own gun show, a presser which was even opened with a prayer, an apparent loophole of their own. Did Barry Lynn’s beeper go off? Is the ACLU preparing a lawsuit? What happened to their precious “separation of church and state?”

Of course, if any of these people appreciated irony, they would take Speaker Newt Gingrich up on his proposal that we hold gun control hearings in Chicago, which just happens to have both the strictest gun control laws in the country and three times the murder rate of New York City, and double that of Los Angeles. How can that be? There’s a real head scratcher.

Lame duck Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta dropped a bomb while going out the door, lifting the ban on women surviving directly in combat, a decision no doubt calculated by the One’s administration to be less politically radioactive if done by someone who is leaving Washington to return to his walnuts in California. With sequestration looming, three more Americans killed in Algeria in the aftermath of the “Arab spring,” and al Qaeda clearly not decimated, but on the march, is this hat tip to political correctness, another shiny object that they hope will distract us from their disastrous foreign policy? What will be the impact on our military? We’ll get the 411 from our guest Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness.

Also joining us will be Leslie Eastman, contributor to the terrific blog, Legal Insurrection and member of the San Diego Tea Party. We’ll get her take on what the GOP needs to do to get its mojo back, and time permitting, ask her her opinion of Pat Robertson’s latest “there he goes again.” You didn’t hear about that? Don’t miss it!

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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