White House Calls in Its Political A-Team to Win in Syria Melodrama

Wait–I thought that they were “confident” in their victory in getting Congress to give Obama political cover? From the Wall Street Journal:

In case the White House hasn’t underscored just how high the stakes are for President Barack Obama in seeking congressional authority on military action in Syria, some of his longest-serving former aides were summoned to the West Wing Tuesday to help with the president’s strategy to win support.

David Plouffe, a former White House senior adviser and Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary,Jon Favreau, Mr. Obama’s former chief speechwriter, and Tommy Vietor, a former National Security Council spokesman,  were seen arriving at the White House around noon.

There’s a real brain trust. Gee, now we can be sure that this adventure isn’t about politics.

Is it just me or does anyone else find it ironic that Barack Obama, who loathes the concept of American exceptionalism, is now using the idea that the world is safer when America stands up to dictators to save his own sorry rear end after he shot off his mouth?

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