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.
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.
As Twitchy reported last evening, Israel launched a second strike against Syria.