We do not have the answer yet. But given what we’ve seen to date, the odds-on bet is for the American Congress to work in a constructive fashion to make the Putin plan reality. There is considerable static on the Syrian diplomacy line. The likes of John McCain, Bill Kristol, and Daniel Pipes want war with both Syria and Iran. But have the neocons ever been right on anything? How did Korea work out? How about Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya? Losers all. The United States should have never gotten involved with any of these military debacles. Our national security was absolutely not at stake in any of these foreign adventures. And America’s national security today is not at stake, despite what the neocons would have you believe regarding Syria’s civil war.
President Barack Obama’s ill-advised red line comment has gotten him boxed in and upstaged by Russia’s Putin. Are you surprised? Barack Obama had zero credentials for the American presidency. His presidency has made a mockery of the Oval Office. Americans have watched as our AAA bond rating has been lost and our health system is about to be destroyed. The jobs picture in America is at a crisis point. My clients, America’s small business owners—you know, the guys who supply the jobs—will not hire. Why? Intrusive central government, that’s why.
President Obama is without either the foundation or the proper inclination required to lead a constitutionally based federal republic. Rather, what Americans face is a Marxist-influenced, income-redistribution-centered ideologue. It should come as no surprise to Americans that a quagmire has developed over the Syrian civil war issue. Now it is time for Congress to tell President Obama that Congress and not the president will decide whether or not America goes to war. The Constitution mandates such an approach, a fact conveniently overlooked by this president.
Here Pat Buchanan supplies cogent thought on the Syrian civil war and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Pat’s done a great job of covering all the bases.
The natural instinct of the American people — Keep us out! — is correct.
Yet the War Party, though temporarily routed, has not given up on its goal — war on Syria, followed by war on Iran.
Lindsay Graham is urging Obama to attack Syria even without Congress’s authorization. Bibi Netanyahu, after a call from Obama, is pushing Congress to back a U.S. strike on Syria. Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor have saluted and signed on to war.
Neocon apparatchik William Kristol is urging Republicans to give Obama a blank check for war on Syria — and for war on Iran. Daniel Pipes of The Mideast Forum has an op-ed in the Washington Times and the title says it all: “Forget Syria, Target Iran.”
“We have scorched the snake, not killed it.” The War Party is not dead.
House Republicans who oppose a U.S. war on Syria speak for the people and should seize this moment to dump Obama conscripts Boehner and Cantor and replace them with leaders who will stand resolutely against Obama’s war, against Obamacare, and against amnesty.
The House should then pass a resolution instructing the president:
—Absent an attack on this country, you have no authority to take us to war against Syria, Iran, or any other nation.
—We are taking back from you the war powers the Fathers gave us.
—We are going to restore our constitutional republic.