Quite a powerful speech, especially the last part on foreign policy and freedom. Whose eyes could possibly remain completely dry when Mr. and Mrs. Norwood stood up to receive the praise of all America?
For the most part, it was a relatively predictable speech. But I believe I was able to discern a somewhat surprising clue about future US military action from it.
To promote peace in the broader Middle East, we must confront regimes that continue to harbor terrorists and pursue weapons of mass murder. Syria still allows its territory, and parts of Lebanon, to be used by terrorists who seek to destroy every chance of peace in the region. You have passed, and we are applying, the Syrian Accountability Act — and we expect the Syrian government to end all support for terror and open the door to freedom.
This begs the question: And what if they don’t? (And of course they won’t.)
I expect strong action will be taken against the pro-terror regime in Syria sometime during the next two years. Perhaps not an outright invasion, and almost certainly no full-scale occupation. But a government that sponsors terror against us and our allies cannot be allowed to do so without consequence.
Bashir Assad will not rule in Damascus as the “President” of Syria for long. You heard it here first.
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