Impossible to please some people.
Or is it just that saying the name 'Obama' is like tapping that spot on the knee with a little rubber hammer.
What other options did he have?
Press for an attack that the American people will not stand for. Get denied. Look like a fool AND a BUSH#2
Not press for an attack, and look like a fool.
Attack anyways and play into the Right Wing's hands.
Any of these 3 options would have placed the Affordable Care Act in Jeopardy by way of getting hammered in 2014.
Obama has found the one and only option to save face and save 2014.
Maybe for an Obama hater, it was meaningless. But for his base and just over half the Nation, he managed to save the day.
1. Bush #2 went to congress twice to get approval for military action and both times the persuasion of his character and his strength of purpose ruled the day and congress approved both times - don't dare compare the milquetoast, unprincipled, talking bag of gas Obama with a man of character.
2. Obama tripped into a pile of crap of his own making and then didn't even have the balls to own up to it and tried to blame it on others.
3. Kerry, looking tired from travel the rigors of diplomacy, answered a serious question with a foolish answer before his brain got in gear and thus dumped both he and Obama into another pile of crap and you see that as a face saving brilliant move. Just what level of sycophantic delusion is necessary to exist in that alternate reality?
4. Obama is an idiot, and a dangerous one at that, because he doesn't know he's an idiot and everyone else does.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Getting himself out of the mess he created for himself, however, was nothing short of genius.
The fact that you would use Bush's lies as something to point to as a positive and then call him a "man of character", means this conversation is OVER.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
This certainly looks like carrot-and-stick diplomacy, emphasis on the stick. While we in the US scoff at the ineffectiveness of strikes, apparently over there they are much more afraid of it than we thought. If that's the case, and if this plan works, then you must acknowledge that the bellicose statements of Kerry and the White House and the positioning of our ships in the region had their effects on Assad.
What I don't understand, though, is why they chose now to resurrect the idea, when from all appearances the vote in Congress would have prevented military action. I can only guess that Russia and Syria don't believe that Congress could change the President's mind.