Obama's Cover Blown - Shows He Is Paper Tiger

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 5, 2013.

  1. pspr


    This has bad implications regarding the Iranian nuclear program.

    President Barack Obama got ahead of himself and his advisers when he said that Syria using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," the New York Times reports.

    “How can we attack another country unless it’s in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution?” an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper. “If he drops sarin on his own people, what’s that got to do with us?”

    But they concluded that drawing a firm line might deter Mr. Assad. In addition to secret messages relayed through Russia, Iran and other governments, they decided that the president would publicly address the matter.

    Several officials said they recalled no discussion about the “red line” phrase but suspected that it came out of the election-year conversation about Iran and how far to allow its nuclear program to progress before being forced to take action. It was a concept that was “embedded in people’s prefrontal cortex,” one of the officials said.

    While surprised at the president’s use of the term in regard to Syria on Aug. 20, advisers concluded that it had succeeded, at least for a while, since months passed with no chemical weapons attack.

    But if the tough rhetoric "succeeded" for a time, it appears to have backfired in the long-run. Because Syria has now apparently used chemical weapons, and President Obama is not willing to do anything about it.

    In fact, Obama is now downplaying any sort of response, even before settling on a specific response to Syrai crossing the red line.

    “As a general rule, I don’t rule things out as commander in chief because circumstances change and you want to make sure that I always have the full power of the United States at our disposal to meet American national security interests,” Obama commented on Syria, while speaking at news conference in Costa Rica. Then, Obama went on to contradict himself.

    “Having said that, I do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in Syria, American boots on the ground in Syria, would not only be good for America, but also would be good for Syria,” the president said.

  2. You whine about Libya, then you whine about Syria. Which is it man?

    Intervention or not?:D
  3. pspr


    I'm not whining about Lybia or Syria. Never have.

    I'm talking about how Obama has blown his credibility with the world by saying there was a 'Red Line' then doing nothing and making excuses.

    That just tells countries like Iran and North Korea that there is nothing to fear from the U.S. Obama won't do a damn thing other than sanctions. He was even against the last round of sanctions on Iran.

    This is very bad for us. It means our word is worthless and forces us to use military action if we want to influence a country like Iran.

    Everyone who suspected Obama would do nothing militarily with Iran is now convinced.

    It was a very very stupid move by the community organizer.
  4. Which is it man?

    Why are you asking us? Calling us whiners..pfftttt...Ask barry, he did one thing in Lybia and another in Syria. "paper tiger"..ahmnnn let's use one word..pussy..Obama is a pussy..:D
  5. Again, which is it. One thing you say is that he illegally used military on Libya, then you say he is weak for not attacking Syria.

    You conservatives are a conflicted piece of work is what you are:D
  6. Okay, President pspr.:D

    What Obama remembers is the movie, "Weapons of Mass Destruction". We have seen that. And as a brown man, he is against killing brown people on GP. I understand that you may not feel the same way.:)
  7. pspr


    Say what? You're not serious are you? You're saying Obama is a racist president pure and simple.

    Nevertheless, he has ruined the credibility of his Administration and the U.S.A. while he remains in office.
  8. Liberals get scrappy when Prezident Zero is called into question.....

  9. jem


    how can anyone deny that our middle east policy looks like it has written up and executed by a committee of inexperienced professors at a really liberal school.

    There does not seem to be an ounce of serious middle east gravitas anywhere right now.

    John Kerry? he was swift boated for a reasons... he is a fool.

    the rest of those guys and gals... clowns.

    yeah good job Mr. President... create a vacuum for the muslim brotherhood to fill.
  10. Lucrum


    + 1,001
    #10     May 5, 2013