Obama ‘gone wobbly’
May 01, 2013 12:13 AM | 1162 views | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I thought the president established a red line as a warning to Mr. Assad; that if Assad used chemical warfare, i.e. poison gas, against the rebels in Syria, that would result in dire consequences. Now it has been reported that Assad’s forces have used sarin gas against the rebels. Mr. Obama has responded that he needs conclusive proof. So I guess that line was not red, but another color lower in the spectrum.

To borrow a term used by the Brits, it appears our president has “gone wobbly.”

Bill Bruner

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David W
May 01, 2013
For the first time in my life I am in agreement with Obama.

According to John McCain, the rebel leaders ("whom we trust") have claimed that Assad's forces have used chemicals against the Syrian people. Is that the kind of evidence to use in a decision to take serious action against the government of a sovereign nation like Syria?

Neither the rebel leaders nor McCain deserve our trust in cases like this. In fact, if one were to dig into the matter with earnest, one would probably find that the only chemical weapons used in Syria thus far have been of chlorine gas from a chlorine gas production plant in a small city recently occupied by the rebels.

The White House is correct in waiting until the matter has been thoroughly investigated. We should not act on the claims of al qaeda rebels, McCain or Lindsey Graham. All have their own agenda which is not in our best interests.
Kevin Foley
May 01, 2013
Another war of choice in the Mideast? Really?

And if Obama decides to intervene, the same far right pols and media calling for action will be saying we have no business there.

May 01, 2013
He was nothing but a rubber president to begin with.

But Israel made an air strike on those responsible. I'm sure Obama will punish them now in favor of his Muslim bretheren.
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