Well, it finally happened. Both sides of the aisle in Washington have lost all perspective, not to mention what little, if any, common sense any of them might still retain. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner have each astonishingly announced their support of Obama’s request to Congress to intervene in the Syrian civil war, a move that makes no sense and which cannot possibly have a good outcome for the US.
That both John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi support our incompetent president in a desperate attempt to save his face; necessary because of his foolish “drawing of a red line” warning to Syrian despot Assad, is not only astonishing, it is appalling. An intervention in a civil war that does not concern us, and which will surely cost American lives with no potential upside for the US, is nothing short of idiotic.
The conflict in Syria is an internal civil war, and as such, presents no advantage to be gained by the US; on the contrary, our involvement in Syria’s internecine conflict can only result in a lose-lose outcome for this country.
On one side we have Bashar Assad, a sworn enemy of the United States, who is backed by Iran, a nation closely allied with the Soviet Union, which is led by an ex-KGB thug who repeatedly has humiliated our nation and its president.
Lined up against Assad is an insurgency whose most formidable factions are extremists with close ties to Al Qaeda, who in turn are backed by Turkey’s Pan-Islamist president, Percep Erdogen; hardly an ally, much less a supporter, of the US. No matter the outcome of this conflict; regardless of who wins, there is no way the USA will benefit from our involvement in Syria. There is nothing to be gained from risking American lives and throwing away American taxpayers’ money. Our participation should be limited to breaking out the beer and popcorn, sitting down in front of the TV, and watching all those Muslim extremists and terrorists kill each other off.
What is wrong with the Republicans? They have been opposing Obama’s every move for years, and now suddenly do an about-face to back him in what is indisputably his most idiotic move to date? And the Democrats? Are they not the anti-war party? Have they forgotten that many of them face re-election in 2014, and that our Democrat-led economy is still a basket case? Are they not aware of the poll results regarding the public’s opinion of Obamacare?
We are doomed.