Bumbling Barack: Obama’s Bizarre Syria Policy

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obama1By John Podhoretz

Today, the US president appeared in the Rose Garden to declare that he has the authority to strike Syria in a limited way to punish the regime for its barbaric use of chemical weapons. And he will strike Syria – but has decided to seek Congressional authorization before he strikes Syria.

On the face of it, this is literally nonsensical. If Obama has the authority, he does not need Congressional authorization, and since he is characterizing his need to act in moral terms, a useful punitive strike in the midst of a civil war in which thousands can be killed in a day must as a moral matter be undertaken as soon as possible in order to punish the regime and degrade its ability to kill its own people at will. Instead, he has declared his intention to wait until Congress comes back in session-in eight days-and then debate the matter for a couple of days and then vote. At which time he will act. Unless of course it votes against him. In which case…what? He has said he has the authority to strike; what does he do then?

Some people compare foreign policy to a game of chess. Barack Obama is playing 52 pick-up.


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  1. He has only rabble-organizing skills and nothing else. He only knows to get other people to make the decisions because he doesn’t know how.

  2. Will the guy make up his mind allready. If the U.S has the evidence and they’r backed by France, than what’s so hard to decide if they should attack.

  3. It seems obama want to get congress support because this is not going to be a missle ot two into syria this is oing to turn out to be a full fledged war if it happens and obama wants to have congress support behind him and show america-the world that he has congress backing him . Bush also asked cngress for support and he got it both from the democrats and the republicans he couldn’t of pushed it through without the democrats votes it will strengthen obama-his position and his future action by getting the congress support

  4. I happen to think that so far whether he is doing it according to a plan or just improvising it couldnt be any better.No Americans.Israelis or really innocent civilians have been hurt.If the two evil parties are killing each other ,so be it.Our entry cannot be orchestrated by the beligerents.We must decide when where and how to respond for maximum effect.

  5. The Ribbono Shel Oilam is running the show! Clearly He does not wish to disturb the Yomim Noraim of all Eretz Yisroel Yideden and those who are travelling to there to be there in these Yemay Hadin.

  6. Message to North Korea and Iran:

    If you’re going to commit an atrocity, make sure to do it while Congress is on vacation so you’ve got a few more days of peace and quiet.

  7. Obama is the shliach of HASHEM to bring the USA into the hands of bnei yishmael

    President Barack (Husaine) Obama is what we need for moshiach to come. You see before Moshiach comes the whole entire world is going to be against Israel & the jews. Now, you can’t just have President Bush & the United States go against Israel, you need a Muslim i.e. Bnei Yishmael to rule America & THEN go against Israel. The way Judaism works is that if your mother is jewish then you are jewish. Muslims are just the opposite, if your father is Muslim then you are a Muslim & that is what Barack Obama is. (a Muslim from his fathers side) Now with America under Muslim/Bnei Yishmael rulership Moshiach can come.

    Another message FROM HASHEM about Obama
    President Barack (Husaine) Obama is the 44th President of the USA. The numerical value of his last name is 44. The 44th word in the Torah is Choshech (Dark). It says the word Eved (servant) 44 times in the torah & the numerical value of Dam (Bloodshed) is also 44. Now we can & should get ready for the Bloodshed of Milchemes Gog U’Magog before Mashiach comes. Hold yourselves in as he negotiates with terrorists, as the relationship between Israel & America is slowly separating (in president Obama’s inauguration speech he welcomed in every terrorist country from Iraq to Iran etc… & told them if you join America & expand the land then we will assist you in all our programs AKA Social Security, Medicaid, HUD Foodstamps etc…)

    May we all do teshuva before things get worse C”V

  8. Sneak your own beans from the salad bar. It is not a good idea to criticize a very real president in a time of war. If you think you have all the conspiracies under control, go run for president yourself. Barack seems to be learning from History and would seem to have chosen a pathway of aggressive but simple tact. I think his stance is plausible and I think that his world is not an average world of come and get me now by gone the day of time.


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