Many hundreds of Syrian men, women, and children were killed in the most gruesome manner possible, and many hundreds more were injured. After multiple wars in the Middle East, a war-weary public is understandably reluctant to enter yet another conflict. President Obama is really in a horrible position, with no great choices…through no fault of his own.
The Republican response to all of this? Outright GLEE. In the COMPLETELY fucked-up world of Republican politics, Syria isn’t about chemical weapons, or all the people who were killed. In the fucked-up world of Republican politics, Syria is about OBAMA, yet another topic they completely mis-read and twist in an effort to discredit a sitting president they hate even MORE than despots who massacre their own citizens through chemical weapons. Rush Limbaugh, predictably, blames Obama for being “alone“,…as if a sitting president can flex his muscles and force another nation into war. Hell, I’m surprised he didn’t blame Obama for dropping the chemical weapons themselves. Charles Krauthammer, every BIT the loser that Rush Limbaugh is, takes glee in Obama being “humiliated“.
Of course Mr. Hawk himself, John McCain, is criticizing Obama for not doing ENOUGH, saying we need not only surgical air strikes, but even greater involvement. In the screwed up world of DC politics right now, it’s Nancy Pelosi who is sounding almost as hawkish as McCain. From a strategic standpoint, it’s no-win for Obama. As noted in this LA Times article, limited air strikes may actually make Assad STRONGER. Despite the horror of what happened, it’s hardly surprising Great Britain is backing away from action. They too realize it’s a no-win situation. Back home, Americans aren’t going to stand for another protracted ground war, about the only thing that WOULD drive Assad out, but something that would leave an even messier, bigger power struggle than what’s occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Just like Republican calls to elminate ObamaCare, they of course OFFER NO CREDIBLE SUGGESTIONS TO HOW THEY WOULD HANDLE THE ISSUE. Republicans seem to be good at one thing, and one thing only…bitching and moaning about whatever it is Obama is doing.
Way to go, Limbaugh, Krauthammer, and the rest of you right-wing losers. You’ve REALLY shown the pathetic nature of your party platform…being anti-Obama. Instead of showing a single OUNCE of compassion for the Syrian victims, instead of providing CONSTRUCTIVE SUPPORT to a sitting president in a time of crisis…Republicans are focusing on criticizing Obama for action or inaction (in other words, criticizing what ever he decides to do), bitching about Obama needing to consult Congress before striking, and taking delight in Obama being “humiliated” and “alone”.
Pathetic…but sadly, predictable, given the state of the Republican party. An entire party has been taken over by a single-minded HATRED of the sitting president, and the entire country is suffering as a result.