What I’ve now learned from this sickening fiasco is that, to my astonishment, Obama has proved that it is actually possible to have a worse Presidency than his first term. He has even made Jimmy Carter look like a tough world leader. He is the clown cowboy.
His Syria policy speech was an embarrassment for America and Syria was quick to call him out on it.
Syrian state-run daily calls Obama move a retreat
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria “the start of the historic American retreat.”
The gloating tone in the front-page article in the Al-Thawra daily followed Obama’s unexpected announcement on Saturday that he would ask Congress to support a strike punishing the President Bashar Assad’s regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. The decision marked a stark turnabout for the White House, which had appeared on the verge of ordering U.S. forces to launch a missile attack against Syria.
“Whether the Congress lights the red or green light for an aggression, and whether the prospects of war have been enhanced or faded, President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat,” Al-Thawra said.
The paper, which as a government outlet reflects regime thinking, also claimed that Obama’s reluctance to take military action stems from his “sense of implicit defeat and the disappearance of his allies.” The daily said the American leader worries about limited intervention turning into “an open war has pushed him to seek Congress’ consent.”
Syria’s minister for reconciliation issues, Ali Haidar, echoed that line.
“Obama has given himself a chance to take a step backward by talking about Congress’ approval and to search for other parties to participate in the attack,” Haidar told The Associated Press by telephone. “In other words, he wants to keep brandishing the sword of aggression on Syria without fully giving up the idea of an attack and even without setting a definite date for the aggression.”
“…President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat”
These words could take years of work to erase.
This President is destroying any credibility America had left from the inside and outside. What Syria doesn’t know is that Obama was born with a chip on his shoulder and that chip has been cultivated throughout his entire life by radical mentors. That chip now has the title of Commander in Chief. Obama’s chip doesn’t care much for what America stands for and what it was created for and so his chip doesn’t really care what it is making America look like now.