Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece today taking the administration to task over Syria. She isn’t alone. In the House of Representative the count is now 6 to 1 against action in Syria. Our “allies” have deserted us and the word on the street is not just no but Hell No. Charlie Rangle is “embarrassed” and I’ve got to say if you’re embarrassing Charlie, dang. I wasn’t aware that Charlie could be embarrassed after the nonsense he’s pulled in the House.
So, Ms Noonan has suggested that the problem here is “Wrong time, wrong place, wrong plan, wrong man.” Now far be it from me to correct Ms. Noonan because she’s a respected member of the press and writes for one of the few semi-objective newspapers left in the U.S. but I’m reasonably sure she’s missed the point. While her premise is good she doesn’t go far enough. How about “our military is not there to fight FOR our enemies” or ” we will now be partnered with the organization that massacred 3000 innocent American not more than 13 short years ago” or ” chaos over peace in our lifetime” or “we have nothing to fear except our allies”? All of the preceding statements would be true. Assad may have ordered chemical weapons use but then again I personally think that the “rebels” are not above killing their own, to make sure the world is on their side. After all it was mostly women and children that were killed and we all know that it is only in the West the women and or children are considered equal with men. In Islam a woman and her children especially female children are chattel, slaves kept ignorant, and isolated so they are not competition to their male betters. Islam’s god cares nothing for half of his creation.
A) Do not want to become anymore involved in the Middle East. They understand that even those countries (like Saudi Arabia, Quatar and UAE) who are supposed to be our allies are simply waiting for the time when they can take their “revenge” because we are the infidel and it offends them that we have a good way of life, freedom and rights and that we refuse to apologize, bow or pay much attention to their tender “feelings”. We have helped them develop their oil reserves, we have given them millions of dollars in foreign aid and what have we gotten? The opportunity to send our military into an area that they won’t fight in, an area where our own service people can not take their religious texts and books. Where they can’t attend worship services, where their freedoms are curtailed.
B) We do not want to fight along side the people responsible for 9-11. Al Qaeda is the “rebel” force in Syria. I realize that Assad is not prince among men but I seriously doubt that the people wanting to take over are any better at all. As a matter of fact given what they’ve already done in the places where they are a force, I would posit that they will undoubtably be worse.
C) This president, this administration, this party spent the years after Sep. 11th beating every Conservative with the “anti-war” stick until most folks were sick of hearing about it. All of the old dove-niks and peace-yobs came out of the woodwork to laud obama as the “light bringer” the “messiah” the “great progressive hope”. It’s been years since the public has been sold such a pile of manure wrapped up in pretty paper and ribbons. People should have known that the smell would only get worse as the manure putrified, decomposed and molded. Bush was portrayed as a villain, a monster, a waster of our young military lives. Where were those pesky WMD………………on trucks going to Syria and other Islamic nations in the Middle East. The evidence was in the soil but no one wanted to hear about that. The crates were gone so they were never actually there apparently.
Reality is such a pesky little thing and where democrats, progressives and liberals are concerned if it doesn’t fit the narrative it simply isn’t true. This is what we have governing us today. A coward surrounded by people who never matured from Middle School. Across the aisle we have people who twist in the wind even if it’s not blowing. They are trying so hard to get people to “like” them they have forgotten who put them there. So as I am wont to say these days, unless someone can put on the big girls panties and stand up for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for us right here in the good ol’ U S of A, they can go play in the cat box that is Syria all by themselves.
Mind the kitty land mines and other nasty surprises.