Obama had drawn this country into a box

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 05:27 PM.

What could go wrong? Well, Assad crossed the line, thereby asking, “now what?”

Obama looked around for backup and found none, so he’s asking for help. The irony is he’s distrusted by the very people he now needs for support. Karma?

Truth be told, America can’t leave him twisting in the wind. He is “my” president although he doesn’t like me along with about half the country. But that’s a fair exchange. I can’t stand him either.

Too bad we can’t time-travel back a couple of weeks. When Assad’s gassing was first confirmed, we should’ve torn a page from Roger Rabbit’s sex-education manual. “It won’t hurt … did it?”

Obama should’ve been quick and decisive before Assad mixed weapons with civilians, making surgical strikes all but impossible. Not only did Obama freeze in the headlights, he dithered about our intentions and plans, broadcasting what we would do and not do.

Obama’s incompetency has painted us into a box. If we strike, we’ll kill a bunch of civilians by Assad’s design. If we don’t strike, we’ll kill most of what’s left of any credibility America has in that region.

It’s too bad Obama can’t inflict as much sustained cultural and economic destruction upon Syria as he has this country. That’d definitely teach Assad an unforgettable lesson.

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