President Obama’s foreign policy failure parade continues its march down Pennsylvania Avenue. The Middle East is still spinning wildly out of control; Russia has made President Obama and John Kerry look foolish. Europe is being overrun by Muslim refugees, who may or may not be loyal to the evil terrorists at ISIS. Still, Obama continues to tilt Quixotically at his windmills in Syria.
This past Friday, as Russia bombarded anti-Assad forces in Syria, President Obama took the opportunity to verbally assault Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.
“This is not a conflict between the United States and any party in Syria. This is a conflict between the Syrian people and a brutal, ruthless, dictator. Point number two is that the reason Assad is still in power is because Russia and Iran have supported him throughout this process. And in that sense, what Russia’s doing now is not particularly different from what they had been doing in the past. They’re just more overt about it.
They’ve been propping up a regime that is rejected by an overwhelming majority of the Syrian population. Because they’ve seen that he’s been willing to drop barrel bombs on children and on villages, indiscriminately, and has been more concerned about clinging to power than the state of his country.”
What the President fails to realize is that nobody cares.
His rhetoric on Syria from here on out will simply seem like the pale response of a weak-kneed Beta male in the shadow of Putin’s aggressive action. All Obama’s words will do is serve to make him seem like the whiny kid on the playground threatening to leave and take his ball home with him.
Nothing Obama said is news to anyone. What is newsworthy is the willingness of the “leader of the free world” to whine and complain about other world leaders not doing what he wants them to.
It’s just sad.