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Boehner Supports Obama on Syria? There’s Something Up With This

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I’m really not sure what is possessing John Boehner to support the President’s call for military action on Syria here.  Everything in my being tells me we have no business there – kind of reminds me of US involvement in Kosovo (and I don’t think we had a real mission there either).

Now before all the Liberal naysayers out there start quoting how this is no different than in 2003 with Bush, let me just go through some of the simplicities.

Syria has not attacked us nor any of our allies.  In fact, Syria attacked rebels who are allied with our enemy, Al Qaeda.  In 2003, we went after the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Iraq, which were enemies of the US and did attack us.

Syria has no means to hit the US.  None of their weapon delivery systems can touch us (unless they are looking to Iran, Russia, or China to get hardware. Al Qaeda and the Taliban already proved it had attack capability back in 2003.

We knew about the sarin gas because Saddam hid it in Syria when we were going after him. Or did we forget that minute point.

Did Syria use sarin gas? Well according to our sources, yes, but the jury is still out at the UN.  And of course, Russia is denying it all, but then, what else is new. If they did, then really, how is the use of sarin any different than what these state sponsors of terror do when they strap bombs on kids, shuttle weapons around, or broker backroom deals with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

If I were John Boehner, I would visibly step back from this and tell the President to figure it out. With that golden intellect of his, he should be able to come up with an answer to this little conundrum.  Boehner doesn’t have to do anything to support the President here and, quite frankly, after the President’s arrogance over the last five years, why should Boehner lift a finger to save him?

Unless there’s some quid pro quo here that we don’t know about.  Maybe the cost for Boehner’s cooperation here is a great big blue chip in Boehner’s pocket – not that Obama isn’t already running the wells dry with the possibility that the House could start defunding ObamaCare.

I am reminded of Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit story of the Tar Baby. While that story always gets the knock for the so-called racial epithets, the thing is, Obama in this case is the rabbit. He got cocky and started smacking the tar baby around for not talking to him.  Now, the rabbit is stuck.

Obama started off with his hard talk about “red lines” and warning Syria not to cross them. But he has underestimated the situation and painted himself into a corner. Now he has to either 1) act unilaterally and face harsh criticism with the specter of impeachment for violating the War Powers Act; 2) attempt to seek Congressional approval and hope that the GOP goes along in the House (which they won’t muster the votes as far as I can tell) or 3) don’t act and find himself without any credibility at all (not that he has a lot in the Middle East to begin with).

Obama got himself into this mess with all his Donkey-Hawk talk.  And if he does attack, he needs to hand his Nobel Peace Prize back, because he would be no different than those that he criticized for Iraq and Afghanistan.


Written by The Rabid Conservative

September 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

Posted in Political

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  1. There is too much smoke in DC right now. I suspect there is more here than we know.


    September 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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