Obama now saying the red line comments were a mistake? OMG. This isn’t a fucking game.—
RB (@RBPundit) May 05, 2013
No, it’s not. This is what happens when one only has the vast experience of community organizing from which to draw.
Obama put himself in a terrible position with this red line stuff and now has to pretend words don't have meaning to get out of it.—
AG (@AG_Conservative) April 30, 2013
Prescient! Because, guess what? President Obama’s “red line” comment was totally just a gaffe, guys!
More from The New York Times. Note, it also gives President Obama cover by titling the piece “Off-the-Cuff Obama Line Put U.S. in Bind on Syria”:
In a frenetic series of meetings, the White House devised a 48-hour plan to deter President Bashar al-Assad of Syria by using intermediaries like Russia and Iran to send a message that one official summarized as, “Are you crazy?” But when Mr. Obama emerged to issue the public version of the warning, he went further than many aides realized he would.
Moving or using large quantities of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” and “change my calculus,” the president declared in response to a question at a news conference, to the surprise of some of the advisers who had attended the weekend meetings and wondered where the “red line” came from. With such an evocative phrase, the president had defined his policy in a way some advisers wish they could take back.
He totally didn’t mean it and stuff. Whatever!
Twitter users are rightly disgusted.
Obama aide says about RED LINE: "what the president said in August was unscripted"–> Oh sure, if it was unscripted we can all forget abt it—
Edisa (@EdisWorldView) May 05, 2013
Um, about that red line…I changed my mind, I think, but you should be scared of me, I'm strong…not. -Obama on Syria—
Laura Hall (@manishka78) May 05, 2013
Apparently obama places the red line @ syria and Israeli planes blows it up .bebe gets it . Obama doesn't .—
Eddie 's daughter (@BHanney) May 05, 2013
Obama's "Red Line" on Syria seems to have been drawn with disappearing ink.—
Jim Hall (@tryonagitator) May 05, 2013
As Twitchy reported last evening, Israel launched a second strike against Syria.
Shorter Israeli Defense Force: "President Obama, what about your gaffes?!"—
Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 05, 2013
Shorter Israel: we see the redline violation and we'll do what Obama is afraid to do.—
Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 04, 2013
Notice that as soon as Obama clarified that his Syria "red line" warnings were utter BS, Israel goes in and does the job for him.—
Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) May 05, 2013
Israel to Obama – "That's a red line"—
S.M (@redsteeze) May 04, 2013