And so I hear Harry Reid waxing rhapsodic over the fate of the innocents in Syria. Unfortunately, the gentleman from Nevada's concern is one born of political expedience and moreover it is a part of the collective sigh of relief being heaved by the mainstream media and left-wing political wonks who are giddy that Vladimir Putin ostensibly stepped in to relief their president of the arduous task of being a leader in the theatre of foreign policy. Despite the fact that it was move that capitalized on a John Kerry gaffe and was designed to highlight U.S. incompetence. And now Putin is having an even greater field day at Obama's expense. And ours.
I am certain that in his liberal heart of hearts, Mr. Reid truly believed that his recent comparison between American isolationism prior to the First and Second World Wars and the present public opinion that we should not mire ourselves in this conflict is justified. And he has undoubtedly talked himself into believing that the plight of those caught in the crossfire between Bashar Assad and the Syrian rebels is tantamount to that of those who were victimized under the Third Reich. And to be sure, there are victims in Syria and Bashar Assad is not one of them. Assad is an evil man, and has engaged in terrible things. However the rebels in Syria are not the proverbial good guys in the midst of this conflict. Their ties to terrorism are being ignored at our peril, and at the peril of the innocents in Syria. Case in point, the Christians in Aleppo who are terrified that should the Syrian army depart, the arrival of the rebels will be heralded by the massacre of Christians there, specifically members of the Chaldean Catholic Church.