NEWS BLOG (WSAU) “If you’re outraged about the mass killing of innocent civilians, I ask what are you doing about it?”
Whoever wrote those words for President Obama earned their
pay. That’s the argument the President is making for attacking
It’s disingenuous, but it takes a while to get through it.
The best response is to return the volley. “Mr. President,” you might ask, “what are you doing about it?” The President's preferred policy choice - a U.S. military strike - does nothing to change the situation. It makes it worse.
The White House has already said regime change would not be
the goal of a
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff, advises that an
effective strike could still be carried out a month from now. Time enough for
A White House spokesman carelessly referred to any pending strike as “a shot across the bow”. By definition, that’s a warning. What rogue nation would be deterred by that?
Columnist Matt Miller makes two great points of caution about Syria.
1: Would we be contemplating a military response if it wasn’t for President
Obama’s careless “bright red line” rhetoric? The answer, obviously, is 'no'. 2: Why are so many allies sitting
this out? People in
The case for military action gets weaker as time goes by. Yet the numbers in Congress ready to vote for it continue to increase.