Red Lines, Green Lights
Prelutsky on Obama's Syria fiasco.
Re: The Left
Columnist Burt Prelutsky: “Obama first reversed course and said he was only going to fire a shot across [Syrian president Bashar] Assad’s bow. Then, instead of firing the shot, he decided he needed an okay from Congress, the very group of ‘obstructionists’ he’d been verbally flaying for the past three years. But as urgent as the need to take action had been on Friday, on Saturday, Obama said it could wait another nine days until the obstructionists returned from vacation. … On Sunday, John Kerry … told Chris Wallace that he thought there was no danger in delaying action for as long as it takes to unite 535 members of Congress and 315 million Americans. But, Wallace asked, what if Congress doesn’t approve action and all those Americans continue to oppose getting involved in another Middle East mess? Kerry scoffed at the very notion. I can see his point. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that most people thought ObamaCare was an unmitigated disaster, and look how popular it is now. Okay, bad example.”