It was a face plant worthy of Wile E. Coyote.
After all the posturing, all the build-up and all the bullying trying to get a reluctant world on board the war train to Syria, the Obama Administration fell, with a resounding thud, flat on its face this week after the Russians, with Syrian agreement, came up with a plan to end U.S. aggression.
It began as a slip of the tongue by Secretary of State John Kerry, who in response to a press question said Syria could end the stalemate with the U.S. by handing over its chemical weapons for destruction by the end of the week.
Kerry’s underlings must have realized that sounded like a threat wrapped in a deadline because they rapidly tried to distance Kerry from his own tough-guy talk.
But then the Russians took his half-baked suggestions, got the Syrians on board and, voila, out came a plan for restoring world peace that not only left the White House shaking and stammering, but could greatly diminish U.S. power in the region.
The Obamanoids soon tried to turn the story around and claim that Kerry had made a serious proposal, and that it was only made possible by Obama’s “credible” military threat.
The Senate vote on that “credible” threat has been delayed by the president. The official spin is that Obama wants to give diplomacy a chance, but everyone knows he doesn’t have the votes to carry the resolution.
Obama and his Administration did nothing to avoid a confrontation in Syria and everything to bring it about.
Then Russia pointed out that the emperor has no clothes, and Syria pulled the rug out from under Obama’s feet for good measure, as Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said.
The weak, ineffectual coward in the White House is now on display for the entire world to see.
He’s been beaten and publicly humiliated.
But given Obama’s textbook narcissism, this may be the moment when he is most dangerous.