Thursday, September 5, 2013


“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation … We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that’s a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly.”

"First of all, I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for. So, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what's happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn't something I just kind of made up. I didn't pluck it out of thin air. There's a reason for it."


“My credibility is not on the line..."

Of course not! Just because you said it is no reason for anyone to have believed it when you said it.

" The international community’s credibility is on the line.  And America’s and Congress’s credibility is on the line.”

Yes! Yes! They're the ones to blame. Not me! Surely not me!



Two Thumbs Up said...

What the hell is happening to OUR country? It is time for the adults to put the kids back in the playroom and take charge again.
How long must longer we suffer this dangerous man's foolishness before the men and women in Congress wake the hell up and throw him out like the garbage he is. These people on the left just don't seem to see the light, why in the world is wrong with them, are they so Party minded that they don’t give a damn about American serviceman’s lives .We, the people, need to write letters to our representatives and let them know how we feel and start putting some pressure on them.
While classic Democrats are capable of intelligent discussion and following fact and reason, progressives, libtards, neoMarxists who call themselves liberals are frauds, liars and scum.

sue hanes said...

Joe - This whole red line thing has got me confused. I remember President Obama talking about the red line. Now he's saying that all the nations said it. What is going on here?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Now we have to go to Syria just so he can save face.

Duckys here said...