“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Typical Obama. I didnt do it. The world did it. The republicans. Congress. Just...not me.
Not my red line, the world's red line. Not my credibility, the world's credibility. Not my fault, the world's fault.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
You're such a dove you support "The International Community" intervening in civil wars because "chemical weapons" were used. Other atrocities happening don't matter. The use of chemical weapons didn't matter when Saddam used them on the Kurds, but suddenly in your perception of reality chemical weapons = instant justification for war. The rebels also acquired chemical weapons. It's on video. How do we know they didn't use them? What would Assad gain by using chemical weapons right now? The last time I checked, the US didn't have international support either. We're pretty much alone. Obama is the one who set the red line, yet here you are trying to obfuscate, distract, pretending to be a dove while in reality you're the warmongering hawk trying to drag this country into another unjust war.
He's ducking behind a metaphor. I gotta remember to use that line next time I get backed into a corner.
The international community has repeatedly set its stance against the use of chemical weapons, as has the US government historically. Obama is trying here to get congress to intervene. He knows that congress doesn't like him. So, he reminds Congress that this isn't an "Obama" position, so much as a "Global Position since WWI" and a "US position".
Again, I hope Obama fails to persuade Congress. I hope that the US stays out of this conflict. But I do not think this was a lie, per se.
Whe does Obama only support action when it benefits a radical Islamic movement?