Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Sounds of Silence

This post isn't a statement for or against military action in Syria.  My belief is that we need to take action [and take action only] to make sure those weapons of mass destruction do not get into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood or Al Qaeda or Hezbollah [or any terrorist organization].  When we have such a clueless foreign policy president, we just must pray he stumbles into making the right decision.  Because of his flippant "red line" rhetoric over a year ago, some military action is almost necessary to salvage what little credibility president Obama [the United States] has left. To paraphrase secretary John Bolton [on Greta Van Susteran's On the Record show] President Obama has shown no compunction to think out what consequences to our national security interest will be with the different actions he could take.  It is like President Obama just blurted out "red line" and now he has been called on it for a second time, so he must do something [like lob some cruise missiles] without regards to the consequences.  One doesn't have confidence this commander-in-chief  [I say that reluctantly] will make the right decision.

What is fascinating though is the liberals [usual anti-war] reluctance to say anything against any possible military action.  The silence from the left on this administrations soon to be attack is deafening. Can you believe the outrage from the left if this was President George W. Bush as the commander-in-chief.  Can you remember what the outrage was over George W. Bush and his involvement in Iraq when everyone thought mad man Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Now the left accepts the fact that there have been proven weapons of mass destruction [chemical weapons] and they have been used against the people [I do accept that conclusion by the way, but think it is odd how the left accepts it so quickly].

Ah, there are pictures this time, say many on the left.  It must be true.  Yes, I do have to admit there are pictures and they are horrifying and do deserve a response.  Here are some of those pictures.

WARNING:  these are graphic and disturbing pictures of man's inhumanity to man. 


One can now understand why the left is willing to be silent about action against Syria with horrifying pictures like these. Oh, wait a second. I have just been informed by the Tales ombudsman, Mr. Bigmouth, that these are not pictures from Syria but they are pictures from Iraq when Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons against the Kurds.   Yes, Saddam Hussein used them many years before George W. Bush commanded troops to invade Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein, but it was proof Saddam Hussein did have chemical weapons of mass destruction.

So, by the left's silence now, I assume they believe we must take action against Syria because Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.  Those same leftists were anything but silent when president George W. Bush was president as they screamed  it was immoral to go into Iraq even though we knew Saddam Hussein had used chemical weapons against his own people.

Now Syria has those same type of chemical weapons that Saddam Hussein once had.  Which brings up the question of  how exactly did Syria acquire their chemical weapons.

Maybe they made them themselves, or maybe...........President George W. Bush was right all the time. 


Joel said...

Great post, Michael. I am so conflicted on this. The world cannot ignore Syria, yet I have no confidence that President Obama will take the right action. I am also fearful of the possibility of retaliation against Israel. The world should have responded long ago. As Michael Rubin put it in an article, a red line ignored is a green light for rogue regimes. We need to pray. Thanks, friend!

Big Mike said...

I'm 100% with you, Joel. I have so much respect and admiration for Michael Rubin and in the back of my mind I know he's probably right. But I have zero confidence in President Obama and feel like he's just trying to cover his foolish red line threat.
Of course, when he calls for a red line, it is the USA calling for it. That's why, like you I am so conflicted on it.
Thanks so much Joel!!