Friday, April 26, 2013

It Was A Pink Line

So. Now even our own intelligence is telling us that Syria has used chemical weapons and has therefor crossed Obama's "red line." They have, supposedly, earned the unspecified "serious consequences" that would be the result of such an action, except that the administration now conveniently disbelieves its own intelligence agencies. Pundits are claiming that Assad only used chemical weapons "a little bit to see what he could get away with," which allows Obama to delay imposing those "serious consequences," whatever they were.

It's sort of embarrasing to have a President thundering about "red lines" and how we "will not tolerate" something, and then when they do it changing his tune to "well, if they do a lot of it or start moving things around."

I'm not suggesting he should go all "Bush ballistic" on us, I'm saying he should not have been making threats and throwing our weight around in the first place. Don't make threats you aren't willing to carry out.

Or, don't let your mouth write checks that your ass can't cash.

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