Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Obama Seeks Congressional Clearance On Bombing Syria (Video)

U.S. President Barack Obama is seeking Congressional authorization to launch military strikes in the nation of Syria, over alleged chemical attacks on citizens of the Middle Eastern country by President Bashar Assad. As I stated on Twitter days ago, as a formality and token of democracy all presidents should consult Congress first before engaging military action.

Many are skeptical of Obama's planned military action, due to former President George W. Bush having lied to the nation and the world about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, then invading, which resulted in over 1,000,000 deaths. America's top ally, Britain, took a vote in Parliament last week regarding whether to join Obama in military action against Assad and it was formally rejected. As a result, Obama has become cold towards America's top ally, which is unnecessary.

Barack Obama and his cabinet

The Assad government is claiming it a victory symbolizing American "retreat" but technically it is not. The Assad government needs to refrain from such inflammatory language lest Obama bombs them into the Flinstone age. When you start to cry "chicken" in an opponent's face, you could provoke him into proving otherwise. Considering the U.S. military far outstrips Assad's army, this is an unwise provocation.

The Judiciary Report is not for military action in Syria. Far more people on both sides of the coin (America and Syria) could end up dead from military engagement than have already died in the alleged chemical attacks, which needs to stop. No one should be using chemical weapons.

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama

It is a ghastly way for a human being to die and it is especially distressing to view reports stating children in Syria have died in this manner. Assad needs to step down. When one starts using chemical weapons that cause the deaths of others, especially children, it is time for you to leave office. There is no excuse or rationale for such behavior.