Regarding his recent address to the nation in which he
discussed the current situation involving Syria, the president gave a speech
that was pretty much expected. In
essence, Russian President Vladimir Putin had already “checked” Obama with a
brilliant move. Putin effectively beat
Obama to the punch by carefully listening to the offhanded remarks of Secretary
of State John Kerry — and then Putin took Kerry’s remarks at face value. Kerry made these impromptu comments when he
was asked by a reporter if there was anything that Syrian President al-Assad
could do in order to stop a military strike, “Sure, he could turn over every
single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next
week — turn it over, all of it without delay and allow the full and total
accounting (of it), but he isn’t about to and it can’t be done.” Kerry also went on to say that any U.S.
military action against Syria would be “unbelievably small.” Yet, in his speech, Obama flatly stated, “The
United States military doesn’t do pinpricks.”
Needless to say, all of this idle chatter has certainly captured the
However, what was most interesting to me, since my friend Larry had already predicted Obama’s speech verbatim, was early on in the address when Obama said, “Our democracy is stronger when the president acts with the support of Congress.” Amazingly, this statement was spoken by a man, who from the outset of his presidency, has continually tried — and has been successful — at circumventing the Constitutional process.
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