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September 3, 2013

Sowell: Is Syria all about saving Barack Obama from political embarrassment?

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Syria

Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, encapsulates the Syria issue with three key questions that need to be addressed but whose answers remain a mystery: "Why are we even talking about taking military action in Syria? What is that military action supposed to accomplish? And what is the probability that it will in fact accomplish whatever that unknown goal might be?"

Sowell writes:

[...] What is painfully clear from President Obama's actions, inactions and delays is that he is more or less playing it by ear, as to what specifically he is going to do, and when. He is telling us more about what he is not going to do -- that he will not put "boots on the ground," for example -- than about what he will do.

All this is happening a year after issuing an ultimatum to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria against the use of chemical or biological weapons. When the President of the United States issues an ultimatum to another sovereign nation, he should know in advance what he is going to do if that ultimatum is rejected.

But that is not the way Barack Obama operates. Like so many people who are masters of lofty words, he does not pay nearly as much attention to mundane realities. Campaigning is his strong suit. Governing is not. ...

Read the rest here.

As Sowell goes on to offer up what perhaps may be the most important question of all - does an attack on Syria serve some larger purpose than saving Barack Obama from political embarrassment!

Then there's this stunner coming from a Democrat lawmaker that goes a long way towards making Sowell's point for him: "Dem Congresswoman: 'Only Reason' I'd Vote to Strike Syria Would Be 'Loyalty' to Obama"

Posted by Hyscience at September 3, 2013 2:21 PM

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