Whoa. What exactly did the aide say?

Foul. As we reported, the White House is now playing off Obama’s “red line” comments about Syria as an “off-the-cuff” remark. It was totally just a gaffe, people!  That article also mentioned the despicable sarin remark made by an Obama aide.

The unnamed White House official said, according to the New York Times, “How can we attack another country unless it’s in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution? If he drops sarin on his own people, what’s that got to do with us?”

Perhaps not surprising, but outrageous nonetheless. Sarin is a nerve agent used in chemical warfare. More from the CDC:

Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents. They are similar to certain kinds of pesticides (insect killers) called organophosphates in terms of how they work and what kind of harmful effects they cause. However, nerve agents are much more potent than organophosphate pesticides.




Paper Tiger POTUS: Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria totally just a gaffe, guys!

Jake Tapper to David Gregory: ‘I just don’t see any’ pressure on Obama to act on Syria

Obama hawks anniversary for sweet email addresses after Turkey launches retaliatory strike against Syria

Out: Netanyahu’s #BibiBomb; In: Hillary Clinton’s red line for Syria on chemical weapons

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t wait to watch Skeletor Colmes try to defend this one.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      SHUT UP! Just a preliminary one to get it out there.

  • descolada9

    Still torn on this issue. I hate Assad and all that his family has stood for and the crimes they have committed over the years. At the same time, I am sick and tired of Americans dying for and because of Muslims in crapsack third world nations.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      To me watching outright evil and doing nothing about it when you have the power to is evil itself. I’m not saying necessarily military action, but something. This Administration is so evil it does not even care.

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        Here is Sarin (GB) tested on animals
        ***might be graphic for some***
        -Chemical Warfare – Penetration of Fortified Targets by Sarin (GB),US Army Video-

        • mickeyco

          It’s not like you didn’t warn us, but this is horrible! I’d really suggest not watching it. HOWEVER, It makes the comment by “Obama’s adviser” even more obscene.

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            Sarin is a exceptionally nasty weapon. Developed by the Germans in 1938. Colorless, odorless, lethal with a dose of just .05mg for an adult. Absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Death is comparable to asphyxiation. Sarin takes weeks to months to degrade.

            From Wikipedia:

            “Initial symptoms following exposure to Sarin are a runny nose, tightness in the chest and constriction of the pupils.
            Soon after, the victim has difficulty breathing and experiences nausea and drooling. As the victim continues to lose control of bodily functions, the victim vomits, defecates and urinates. This phase is followed by twitching and jerking. Ultimately, the victim becomes comatose and suffocates in a series of convulsive spasms.”

            No word on pain associated with this kind of death.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          I’ll take your word for it, between this and Gosnell my stomach can’t take much more. For the Administration to be so flippant about this happening to people is just evil, I really can’t find any other word to describe it.

        • BlueGood

          I could have gone the rest of my life NOT seeing this…and I consider myself to have a VERY strong stomach….


          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            And that is only animals on grainy film… When humans present with Sarin poisoning, it’s a whole other visual. And it is horrific.

          • Guest

            Got maybe 30 seconds in and as soon as I saw the innocent animals I couldn’t watch it. How can anyone stand silently by while this is done to other humans? This cowardly, self-serving administration makes me ill.

        • Cheryl Willians

          This is beyond awful. The UN should resolve to remove this tyrant. It “has to do” with all of civilized humanity.

    • Clayton Grant

      I’m also on both sides of this. If America is to model freedom to the world, shouldn’t we stand for freedom of speech everywhere? Freedom to worship everywhere. Freedom from the tyranny of oppression, economic slavery or religious fanaticism. Isn’t it our duty to give these ideals more than mere vocal support and backed-up with our strength?
      To do these things, we would need to be Mother Theresa with first-strike capabilities. No country can afford that doctrine. But that isn’t the Obama Doctrine at all, is it? Despite his flowery rhetoric about saving countless lives if he hadn’t acted in Libya, Obama’s real doctrine is one of reducing our military to being nothing more than mercenaries to secure oil for the EU. Otherwise, we would be lobbing Tomahawks into al Assad’s palace or into Bahrain, Yemen or at a dozen other despots around the globe.

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Seriously, how can we do this anywhere if we can’t do it everywhere? Why aren’t we in North Korea then? Or a half-dozen other hellholes around the world? I more agree with the aide, what business it is of ours, but that retarded sock puppet has already made it our business with his idiotic “red-line” speech — see the other thread here: that was just him trying to say something that hadn’t been run by a half-dozen focus groups first, then carefully scripted out and plastered up on Mr. Teleprompter for him.

        Now if Syria starts any billshirt with our ally over there — well, first of all, I think our ally will have no compunction with a walloping big dose of “Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, and I am His delivery boy.” But yeah, that would be our only justification for getting involved.

        Oh, and everyone should realize too, that as we are dealing with a Mohammedan tyranny, it is of course the Christians who get the worst of it here’s one place to help:


        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          Apply what you just said, to the rest of the world, as if Sarin was used on us.

          • jebjr

            And just how many of them do you think would come to our assistance?

        • WWMD

          Not quite as vetted , focus group shopped,AXIS OF EVIL.

      • gjsmith_62

        Are you seriously implying the USA export “freedom” to any country that is not up to “our” standards? How about we fix this country, first?

        Get back when the TSA’s frisk first, ask questions later is gone.

        And to suggest this while Obama (Lead from his Behind) is in office? Mubarak may have been bad, but the resulting “freedom” is now torching churches and raping women not appropriately clothed.

        Nor is this a defense of Assad, yet another Saddam, yet, Bush is still blasted for taking him out.

        • John (it true me am)

          (Edit: Deleted a long winded series of thoughts I decided I didn’t really want to get into. Ignore this.)

        • Clayton Grant

          Is that really what you read in my comment?

          • gjsmith_62

            “shouldn’t we stand for freedom of speech everywhere?”

            “Isn’t it our duty to give these ideals more than mere vocal support and backed-up with our strength?”

            You tell me.

          • Clayton Grant

            My second paragraph seems to be giving you trouble.

          • gjsmith_62

            Giving me trouble? You’re on both sides.

            “No country can afford that doctrine.”

            It is not “afford”, it is will. Does the US have the will to protect its interests?

            No blood for oil? Really? Quite trite … National interests be [email protected]?

      • goldberd20

        Yeah lets replace Assad with the salafists and the Islamist opposition.

    • Hiraghm

      Had I been listened to 10 years ago, when we invaded Iraq (deep breath time)…

      We would have invade Iraq and Afghanistan, conquered, not liberated, both, appointed governor-generals to both places, and used them as staging areas to crush Iran between, before swinging west in a hammerblow to destroy Syria.
      At which point we could consolidate our gains and give the rest of the middle east an ultimatum, while they were still in shock. But no, we had to play boy scouts and stop to nation build. This is the result.

      • John (it true me am)

        While I wouldn’t have “conquered” them, I’m with you in concept. The idea of us spending billions to rebuild what we bombed and taking nothing in return was absurd. All the liberals whined we went in these places for oil, well I wish we damn well actually had. At the very least we needed post WW2 Japan-style agreements with the governments, allowing for ourselves to have military but not civil control over assets, retaining permanent bases of operations and intelligence infrastructures.

        Rebuilding nations we freaking bombed to begin for some arbitrary(And false) notion of “good will” was just the most idiotic thing in the history of war.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Not surprised. Just more of the same lame, ass-clown leadership (or lack thereof) from the Con-man-in-Chief and all of his monkey minions. Ranks right up there with Carney’s “Benghazi happened a long time ago.” These are the best and brightest of the Hussein camp.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Hill and Val and Rice pushed Obama to attack Libya based on what Ghaddafy might do to his own people, while Assad is actually killing tens of thousands and Obama is backpedaling.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Oh, he just doesn’t want any more speedbumps.

  • GeneralLee

    Haahahhaaahhhaaaaa ? That was all a long time ago. What do you expect, that he should stay home and bake cookies? Three O’clock in the morning telephone call. Immaculate concussion….(Sir Edmund) Hillary Diane Rodham meets Barak Hussein Obama….Frida and Diego….Alice in Wonderland….do Marxists ever tell the truth?
    And on and on…..The police in Cambridge behaved stupidly, Trevon looks a lot like a son I might have had….Aunt Zietuni Obama / Uncle Omar Obama Onyango running up well over 1,000,000 in public assistance in Massachusetts over the combined total of 20 years of illegal alien parasitism. Strength of America is in it diversity….marriage belongs to everybody….America has too long imposed its will.

    • Cheryl Willians

      Oh, you are so right on. Ever feel like you’re lucid dreaming–seems real but too awful to be conscious living? The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

    • gjsmith_62

      Wow, that was too funny, have you copyrighted this? Oops too bad, it’s already posted … CC:

      :) Couldn’t stop laughing after Immaculate concussion. Frida? One Brow?

  • TocksNedlog

    I look forward to Amnesty International’s statement of condemnation against the Obama administration.

    Somebody please thaw me out from cryogenic suspension when this happens — or the Cubs win the World Series, whichever comes first.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      …I’m betting on the ‘cryogenic’ thingee… 😉

      As for “teh oone” actually caring
      the November election is over,
      and it TRULY is: “obamaDON’Tcare”…

    • RememberSekhmet

      At that rate, by the time they thaw you out, you’ll find yourself on Babylon 5.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    “At this point, what does it matter?”

    Think about what the lefties are saying about guns, this includes the RINOs, they want to give guns to the Jihadis fighting the other Jihadis because they want the one group of Jihadis to fight the other group of Jihadis. Now, who are we going to help over there? The Jihadis like Assad that Kerry thinks is just a swell guy or the other Jihadis?

    The next question, can someone ask a lefty if having guns here in the US would not really help against tyranny, what good would it do to give the Jihadis over there guns? Here is a clue libs, the question is rhetorical.

  • mickeyco

    Just another warm & fuzzy comment from the Progs.

  • fooyou

    The obvious corollary: “If our Brownshirts start killing American citizens, what does that have to do with the rest of the world?”

  • Obama Go Home!

    He’s absolutely right. All of Syria isn’t worth one American life.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      This is more than just about Syria. Surely you recognize that.

      • Obama Go Home!

        Aw, worried about your jews? Don’t worry, Sweetheart, they can take care of themselves. They don’t need big brother USA sending in his troops to die needlessly.

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          You are kind of a smelly, little BIGOT aren’t you.

        • Hiraghm

          Once upon a time, America didn’t send our troops in to die. We sent them in to kill.

          • almarquardt

            Couldn’t have said it better, Jim.

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          Aw, worried about your jews?
          Worried about ‘your Jews?’ Wow.

          And the fact you express such anti-Semitism while using a Sarah Palin avatar pegs the irony meter. (She’s extremely Pro-Israel, by the way)

          If had to bet, I’d say you’re a moby.

  • Guest

    or as Hillary might say, “What difference does it make.”

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    As sick and deplorable as it is. He has a point when the quote is placed in context. That said. President Obama clearly stated that the use of chemical weapons is a red line. Further more, if its true what Israel is saying and that they were planning to put these weapons also in the hands of Hasbullah then is has a lot to do with us.

  • grais

    Snipping the spinal cords of newborns doesn’t phase them, either; this is not the least bit surprising.

  • RememberSekhmet

    This paper tiger crud is how some turban-wrapped cockroach about fifteen years ago decided we wouldn’t respond to a couple of office buildings knocked down.

    • gjsmith_62

      We did respond, then democrats pulled a Brutus.

  • Joe W.

    The final nail in the coffin of the notion of “American Exceptionalism”, as well as the concept of America being the “leaders of the free world”. “Mass exterminations???…Genocide??…Meh…”…..

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      You got that right Joe. This should be condemned by the harshest means possible.

  • Republicanvet

    “Those showers and ovens, what’s that got to do with us?”

    “That demonstration in Benghazi, what’s that got to do with us?”

    “Those Mexican civilians shot and killed, what’s that got to do with us?”

    There was a time stupid people were not hired, or were fired once their stupidity was shown in all its glory. Will this guy get promoted?

  • Meech204

    How soon will Egypt use the fighter jets we gave them against Israel? Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. Beam me up Scotty, this place is getting too scary for me.

  • OldmanRick

    That is a perfect example of the lead from behind or lying brat using one of his trolls to back peddle his red line statement that if a poisonous gas were used, the US would do something to Assad. The only thing this wannabe emperor will ever do to any middle eastern Muslims is smooch their posteriors. Heck, it is rumored that the Muslim Brotherhood has an office in the witless house next to the oval office.

  • PatriotRG

    What difference does it make – what do we care – it was a long time ago. These quotes epitomize BHO administration and more so the Obama Zombies in the Media. nothing to see here move along media.The complete lack of investigative journalism by the lame street media is staggeringly negligent. Get over your man crush on the man because of his colour. Something that you profess to saying should not be a factor. Yet which you hypocritically are mesmerized by to such an extent you behave like school girls at a Justin Beeber concert when you question him or when he routinely moves further and further to the left. Off course the fact the press core is 90% left means they don’t see that as an issue. This is not the civil rights era which you all missed – get over it. (white middle class left wing beta males impressed by Will Smith)

    The red line to Assad reminds me of a bugs bunny cartoon. Ye old Zebbedi Sam – scratches a line in the sand and says if you step over this line… buggs steps over it – Sam draws another line..if you step over this line..! .and on it goes.

    When the POTUS warns a tinpot country (rightly or wrongly) he acts!. When I threaten to ground my daughter I do it. If I do not – any one with children knows the consequences. You won’t be taken seriously. America must be taken seriously American IS civilization – is the arbiter of the world – it is the leading light of the world. But if the POTUS doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. IT DOESNT MATTER.

    You get the president you deserve – all the stupid Obama Zombie voting youth – you did this!

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Optimist… 😉

      • PatriotRG

        i was reading the book “Obama Zombies” got me all fired up. I’m British i live in the UK but i love America. I worked on Wall Street , lost a good friend on the South tower. I want to see a conservative strong America again. In that respect I have hope.

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Absolutely. (Sorry about your loss…)

          My ‘source’ was the “Original Argument”…
          rewrite of the Federalist Papers. THAT gives me hope…

  • Garth Haycock

    The world knows that Obama is just a wimp who likes to talk tough. He’ll run his mouth, but when it push comes to shove, he runs away and hides. Remember folks, this is the man who, when informed that 4 Americans were being killed by terrorists in Benghazi, went to bed so he could rest up for his party in Vegas the next day. This is the man who hinders discovery of evidence in the murder of an American by Mexican drug lords, then blames the previous administration for it.

    Obama doesn’t care about the lives of American citizens, so how can he be expected to care about the lives of an oppressed people overseas?

  • Obama Go Home!

    I’m sure we’ll see Joe W and the Twitchy Staff on the front lines. Oh wait….

    • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

      No American is going to be on the front line of Syria because they’ll be as safe as the guys in Benghazi were. And they’ll get as much justice when they are killed by terrorists as the guys in Benghazi.

    • Hiraghm

      I’m sure we’ll see you on the front lines… on the other side…

    • John Smith

      My wife will be on the front line as a medic trying to save people you asshat.

    • CatHerder

      Um, we don’t fight in lines any more. Pretty sure that went out with the Civil War.

  • Guest

    Theodore Roosevelt: ” speak softly, and carry a big stick”

    Barack Hussein Obama II: “speak loudly, and carry no stick”

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Re: “teh oone”…more like:
      Prognosticate often…and utilize-the-stick on (your) opponents… 😉

  • Kele Johnson

    Paper Tiger President’s aide, shorter: “There’s only a red line if it isn’t crossed.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    well, the aide has a point…..i don’t think the obamas were planning on vacationing there, anyway. /sarcasm

  • Hiraghm

    Why is nobody but me trying to bring out into the open one, simple fact?
    Sarin *gas* is… a Weapon of Mass Distruction, aka, WMD.
    But they keep insisting on saying “chemical weapons”, instead of the easier, “WMD”. Why might that be, hmmm? I can see why the MSM and Obama administration would insist on the former over the latter, but not even Fox News is bringing out the WMD reference.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      I’m with you Jim. This isn’t just about Syria, the ME, or radical Islam. This is about mass slaughter of human beings with WMD’s. The whole world should come down hard on this situation. If killing with Sarin gas is framed as “not our problem”, who is going to do anything about it if it happens here???

  • Steve_J

    Nothing good has come from our being involved in the first Iraq war, the second Iraq war, or the Afghanistan war. Let them destroy themselves and if they begin to threaten our allies, wipe them off the map (no more nation building).

  • Ray Williams

    To an administration that does NOT believe in American exceptionalism, this is par for the course.

  • Bill Board

    Quite frankly, I can’t see borrowing more money from China only to pi$$ it away in Syria, especially since no other country in the Middle East is willing to help. Why doesn’t Congress and Obama concentrate on taking care of their own “backyard” FIRST?

    • Obama Go Home!

      Glad to see some people still have commonsense.

      • Bill Board

        It’s not only the money aspect, it is also the fact we do not know who the Syrian rebels are, yet we want to arm them? Maybe they are the ones who are using the Sarin gas. We trust our CIA and Dept. of Homeland Security to know what is going on in Syria and they can’t even keep track of Islamic terrorists from Russia, who bomb our citizens?

    • Bill Board

      To the ignoramuses who voted down my comment … WAKE THE F**K UP!

  • tops116

    I realize “red line” was an embarrassing moment for them, but why do they think the polar opposite will make them look any less foolish?

  • Stephen Welch

    The difficulty with this situation is that, yes, Assad is evil, and it would be better if he didn’t do what he is doing, the problem, though, is that military intervention in situations like this has never proven to be successful. It’s a difficult spot, but we don’t have the capacity to be the world’s police.

    • gjsmith_62

      “don’t have the capacity”

      It is not a capacity problem, it is will. When half the country trashed Bush for Iraq AFTER the fact, kinda puts intervention in a different light.

      • Stephen Welch

        We’re 16 trillion in debt and war is expensive. It’s difficult to justify getting people’s children killed for no definable goal. I’m not saying that war is never justified, but we can’t be so willing to go to war, especially when we’ve been fighting unsuccessful wars for a decade.

        • gjsmith_62

          To be clear, without a goal, Obama should stay out. If he can’t articulate a solid reason for intervention, rally the people behind that reason, then the US should stay out.

          Again, will. Does Obama have the will of the American people to intervene in a Syrian Civil War?

          Expense is no excuse. “fighting unsuccessful wars for a decade”

          With two administrations tying the hands of the military, either get out or engage to win. This half-a$$ed stuff is nuts. In all honesty? I’d have taken out portions of Irans’ ability to inflict ANY war making capability on soldiers in Afghanistan or Iraq.

          • Stephen Welch

            I don’t necessarily disagree. If we commit to fighting, then wipe them out, and not piss around for so long, without achieving anything. Also, we need to have an official declaration of war. But, I do think there should be some kind of threat against us before fighting a war with no definable objectives. Do we only oust Assad? Or do we install a puppet ruler? Support the rebels who have ties to Al-Queda? We need to be honest about our goals with the full knowledge of our objectives.

          • gjsmith_62

            Agree with everything, except, “official declaration of war”.

            Against a nation-state, fine. Against Al Queda, AUMF was voted on and passed without a single no vote.

            Should the AUMF be updated? Absolutely, the idea that it is only Al Queda is insane.

            But again, will of the people.

  • syvyn11

    Translation: To syria, do what every the hell you want. We’ll play the three monkeys. Deaf, blind and dumb.

    But in the case of this White house, they push dumb to new heights. And then throws it over the edge.

  • Onyx

    Nice reporting. THIS JUST IN! If this (kind of reasonable) comment about the difficulty of making a legal case for war against Syria (absent a Security Council resolution) bothered you, maybe you should have hopped on it last August, when the comment was made.

  • capisce

    I want my nephew, serving in Afghanistan, to return home safe and whole. I don’t want more American lives lost or maimed. I don’t want financial resources, better spent at home, diverted for another military conflict. But when the world sees your red line was nothing more than empty rhetoric, I am ashamed, once more, at being an American citizen under this un-American administration. “America and American” was once synonymous with noble principled ideals – always on the side of freedom, both as an idea and as a way of life. That is no longer the case.
    The world has noticed ( even if MSM has not) that a terrorist attack on sovereign territory has not been properly addressed, let alone avenged.
    They cannot be surprised by the craven message, only that such an
    undiplomatic, un-American sentiment would ever be publicly stated.

  • ELC

    Nice. Real humanitarian here. Not our problem…let him drop all the Sarin he wants. Barryboy better get a handle on his people. That’s not something that should be shared with the folks.

  • carlloeber

    the cowardice of President Obama is staggering .. despicable .. I have been to Aleppo and never met a kinder people .. for 739 days the president has watched daily mass murder and mayhem and could have shot back with his flying robots at the murderers .. but .. I am ashamed to be American with this presidents cowardice and duplicity .. I am ashamed ..

  • medicinewomantwo

    Maybe they can share some Sarin with DC

  • coco199 – Assad=Ghaddafication

    There are two aspects: one moral and one financial.
    There is no court to condemn man’s declaration.
    But after the latest developments…. the international attitude about the Syrian “2 years massacres” could be considered cowardice; and US is not a pawn there.

    About the man?! Never heard such a selfish statement.Do such people leave in a community or alone?
    At least my satisfaction is that Obama knew and approved Israel attacks.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    By “Syrian people” do you mean al quedia?

  • MurphTacular

    Bad remark. Really surprising, actually.

  • Rob Thiebeau

    The United Nations Charter is specific to JUST THIS!! because of previous ‘gases’

    • gjsmith_62

      The UN is practically controlled by the OIC, since Saudi Arabia is funding Al Queda, how do you suppose the UN would rule? Don’t forget the veto of the Security Council.

      It is a joke.

  • detroit19

    And, sadly, a big FU from our ‘celebrity,organizer-in chief, spoiled man child, useless pos in charge’. No words to describe how disgusted am I to be alive in these times(I have NEVER voted for socialism/communism/inept Obama).. All of you people who voted for him TWICE? Another big FU, dumbasses.

  • Peyton

    So If Obama were to drop Sarin on Americans, then the rest of the world shouldn’t intervene?

  • gjsmith_62

    “unless it’s in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution”

    So glad someone mentioned “Leading from his behind”. When did Libya attack?

    As for Syria, why are we arming Al Queda, again?!

  • richie449

    The issue is ….drawing a red line that apparently was drawn in sand and easily scrubbed away. And, once chemical weapons are used the proverbial gloves are off and it makes it easier for the next country to use them.

  • Misanthrope

    An odd sentiment for a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
    Still, I agree with the statement insofar as it indicates unwillingness to become militarily involved in yet another 3d world sh!tpile. However, Assad’s use of chemical weapons obviously has plenty to do with us:
    1) How do we KNOW it’s Sarin?
    2) Whatever it is, where/how did Assad get it?
    3) Does the US government know where it is?
    4) Can the US government control it, or at least make sure it stays in Syria?
    I think the answers to those questions are of more than passing interest.

  • captaingrumpy

    There is no difference between giving Sarin to people or cutting their necks as a baby. Democrats really are the pits. Don’t they have any morals.????

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  • michael s

    Again did Syria declare war on the USA? Again why are right wingers pushing for war against a non threatening non white weak country? It always gets me how the right always pushes for attacks against the weak. What is happening in Syria is horrible,but not one syrian national harmed any American citizen.

  • michael s

    you righties want to attack syria whose nationals havent attacked the usa,yet you dont want to attack checnya whose nationals have attacked the usa? cant stand tim wise but he was correct about no talk of bombing checnya.

  • Johnny Blade

    Good thing they didn’t get this stuff from Iraq…. Oo

  • Mark Stephens

    If the US is in ANY way supporting the Assad regime, then it is our business. Boots on the ground, I don’t think so. But if we do send the troops in please let it be for a military objective and not a political one.

    In other words, kill ’em all and let God sort them out.

    (And before anyone’s head explodes over that one, it is said with tongue firmly implanted in cheek)

  • walterc

    To paraphrase another Obama official, “if they use sarin on their own people, what difference does it make at this point?” and another “That was a long time ago.”

    I’m not interested in interfering with Syria, since it’s being run by muslims that have no interest in living in a free society and when they aren’t killing infidels they are killing each other. But chemical weapons should never be used, and if they are willing to use them against their own people, they are more than willing to use them against us. That’s a serious concern.