by Annoying Rash on 05/09/13 at 6:52 am
Washington,DC – (SatireWorld.com)
Remember the days when liberals wailed that “the rest of the world” hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at America? With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President Obama has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution.
The president doesn’t need congressional approval to shoot a few missiles into Syria, nor (amazingly but in line with his remarkable ego) has he said he’ll abide by such a vote, anyway.
Why is Congress even having a vote? This is nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama’s own idiotic “red line in the sand” ultimatum to President Assad of Syria on chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans.
Speaking during a stopover in Sweden before the G-20 summit, Obama denied his political credibility was at stake. He insisted he had not set the red lines requiring a military response if the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons…It was someone else who did that.
“The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons was abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war,” he said. “That was not something I just kind of made up, I did not pluck it out of thin air. In fact, it was George Bush who used that line, line!”
He added: “My credibility is not on the line. I’m not lying and yes, I have always admired lions. But someone is lying about this line.”
The President spoke the famous line-in-the-sand warning last year when Assad’s forces were suspected of using chemical weapons against insurgents, but has now back-tracked upon realizing no one cares about joining his attack and his allies support has evaporated like a mud puddle in Death Valley.
So, what does a Chicago community organizer turned politician do? Well, hell…You smile and lie like hell.