Saturday, August 31, 2013


The wingnuts are chortling about the lack of support domestically and internationally for armed intervention in Syria and some are accusing Pres. Obama of making the US look weak.  I can't understand how the US can appear weak after overthowing the Taliban & Saddam Hussein, not to mention all the drone strikes.

A new kind of stupid comes from Marc Ginsberg who served as ambassador to Morocco under Clinton:
Ginsberg said that, while he is reticent to support military operations in Syria, the United States is now obligated to act because of the president’s rhetorical commitment.
We are only obligated to act because of binding treaties, not because a President makes a statement.


Ken Hoop said...

Once again, Rand disappoints.

Submitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Sun, 09/01/2013 - 12:30. Permalink

Once again, Rand disappoints. So far, we have seen zero evidence that Assad ordered this! Zero. Why didn't he question the honesty of the Obama administration? He could have at least questioned the intelligence.

Why is US and Israeli intelligence still so revered given all that has happened leading up to and after 9/11?

It is time for Rand to really challenge the establishment. This mealy mouthed, "Oh, but Assad protects the Christians" approach is simply not enough. And why must he always pretend that Israel is in danger? This whole thing could very easily be another Israeli false flag!

Israel, through the writings of Oded Yinon, and her beligerent policies, has long sought after the instability of its neighbors. You can't defeat neo-conservatism by making Israel's security the uppermost concern.

Ken Hoop said...

The US appears to the world as a dangerous but ineffectual out of control wounded elephant. It failed to implant a pro-US, pro-Israel puppet in Iraq. The Taliban still are strong in many sections of Afghanistan.
Rubio, McCain, Messer, Graham, Pelosi, Hillary et al should at least admit a draft would be necessary to have a chance at maintaining a long term
US friendly, Israel friendly Middle East. A draft would also polarize and paralyse society here, but these fools probably don't realize it.