St. Petersburg, Russia -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared the world’s credibility “is on the line” when it comes to punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his regime’s purported use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of a global economic summit in Russia where he will seek to rally support for a U.S. military strike against Syria, Obama said the “red line” he set against a year ago against Syria’s use of chemical weapons isn’t his, but an international standard. “I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” Obama
Okay! Listen up boys and girls! Our great leader did not draw a line in the sand. It was the world! So if something goes wrong with this situation, its Not his fault!!! Repeat after me. Our Great Leader is never wrong!
Oh, so now it´s "the world´s" fault. Whatever happened to blaming GWB?
This is exactly what happens when "someone" doesn´t have enough sense to keep "His" mouth shut. The domestic sycophantic "news" media will quietly ignore every gaffe, but the rest of the world is watching, especially enemies of the U.S...
We should have a chart showing the increasing level of blamee on the 0blamer scale. first his mother Then is grandmother then Bush Then Congress Then Great Britain and now the whole world. Is this a sign of serios mental illness or what.
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The Architect, 9/4/2013 10:58:26 AM (No. 9505348)
This guy takes responsibility for nothing! Well, since everyone else is to fault for anything that happens while you are the Dear Leader, that means you are doing nothing Zippy. If you´ve been doing nothing for the past 5 years, what the hell are we paying you for?!
Liar in Chief has provided the material to give John Boehner, Eric Cantor and other Repubs some much needed backbone. House and Senate Repubs simply have to state that if Obama is unable to take responsibility for his statements, he cannot be entrusted with committing our nation to war in Syria. Obama has to either be honest with the American people or he has to be stopped. The US cannot go into a war on a lie.
At same time, RNC has to announce that neither McCain nor his puppet, Lindsey Graham, speak for the Party. They speak only for themselves.
This and the seeking of Congressional approval signal that the president is distancing himself from this action already. Perhaps he doesn´t expect it to go well. Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi said that Obama didn´t draw a line in the sand, humanity did. This is their new talking point. I have gone from disgusted to terrified.
Did I just read what I thought I read? Did he just announce to the world that he didn´t set the red line? This is embarrassing.
His lordship has fallen. Absolutely, officially, and concretely: he´s categorically, completely, irrelevant to our society. The damage he´s inflicted on the US will last long after his political demise.
But, as a master of propaganda once said in the mid-20s, the public has a very limited memory in terms of politics. These people, according to Hitler, were a stupid lot; incapable of rational thinking.
Perhaps this post-American president is counting on the "people´s" stupidity to get him through the rest of the week. After all, Chris Matthews and company will provide the rear guard action ("What red line?")
So, ValJar and Axelrod and Emanuel and the rest of the Chicago gang: you thought you knew something about running a country and your Manchurian candidate could talk his way out of anything? Welcome to reality. The Emperor´s new clothes are transparent for all to see, as is your own incompetence.
I heard your stupid speech, Obie. It was you who chose to declare that you would become the (selective) enforcer of this particular international "norm." There are lots of such "norms," being violated all the time. You did not care when this particular "norm" was violated in Iraq. Anyway, we are not the world police whose job it is to enforce international "norms."
The Blame Game is getting tiring! Isn´t Obama responsible for anything? He always has an "out", rushing off to the golf course!
How long will we as a nation realize the damage this man has done to our country! He is a selfish person who only seeks to enjoy the benefits of the presidency, not the vast responsibility for US and the world!
Obama has proved incompetent to the task set before him, his handlers have not been able to reign him in and develop character. That has to be inbred and it is displayed when responsibility for one´s actions are paramount, brought through a personal relationship with Almighty God, who alone is able to declare His sovereignty, not man´s!
Obama needs to stop looking into the mirror, admiring himself, face the public with humility and responsibility, together to develop within him what is thus far lacking - character (truth instilled, responsibility undertaken, leadership maintained).
Let George Washington/Abraham Lincoln be Obama´s models. They did not seek self-satisfaction, but love for God/family/country! Something Obama needs to imitate or at least respect!
Noting that Russian radar in Syria first reported this week’s missile launch by Israel, raises the real possibility that when Obama launches his cruise missiles, they may get shot down before reaching targets.
Things could get messy.
It would be a great opportunity for Putin to test such technology, especially with Obama giving Putin so much time to prepare.
“My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line."
I get what he is saying. He made a decision to make Assad pay for using chem weapons, and it is now up to the rest of the world to see the rightness of that decision and get on board, and that includes Congress and the rest of America. He is making it clear that even if Congress doesn´t vote an authorization, he will do what he has decided to do, because he knows he is right. He has simply deigned to permit Congress the time to think it through and acknowledge that he is right
One can also infer from this that any talk of unintended consequences or possibly setting off WWIII is pointless, because he DOES ... NOT ... CARE. He is right. And he is BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. It is our job to fall in line and follow.
Someone suggested the other day that Obama sees himself as the next Mahdi. That was funny and outrageous at the time. Not so funny today. Fly, Icarus! Fly!
And when we attack Syria, get sucked in, put boots on the ground and it all ends badly, Obama will say he was totally against attacking Syria, that Congress made him do it. I feel so sorry for our troops and this nightmare of a leader.
Okay, President Cheesy, whatever you say. To prevent reporters using gasoline to drive down to 1600 Pennsylvania to hear you lie, how ´bout Tiny Timmy just email out his comments? Democrats will back whatever he says, Pubs will back most of what he says, Tea Partiers won´t believe much of anything he says and the DC air will be clean of all those car fumes.
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