Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement following the president’s address to the nation on Syria:
“The administration’s handling of the U.S. response to Syria has been so haphazard it’s disappointed even the president’s most ardent supporters,” said Chairman Priebus. “This rudderless diplomacy has embarrassed America on the world stage. For a president who campaigned on building American credibility abroad, the lack of leadership coming from the Oval Office is astounding.”
Putin Wins Again As Obama Puts Attack On Hold
UPDATE from Reuters
- French draft UN security council resolution would give Syria 15 days to make complete declaration of entire chemical arms program
- Draft would demand immediate UN inspections of all sites based on Syria’s chemical weapons declaration
- Would threaten Syria with further necessary measures in the event of failure to comply (via Reuters)
Starting just 1 minute late, the President begab by unapologetically conjuring images of WWI and WWII and stuck to the line that“we know” Assad was responsible for killing his own people with Sarin. Then moved to fear-mongery over what Iran might do, adding that he was very much for strikes. But, in giving Congress the hot potato he knew decision would be difficult. The US military does not do ‘pin pricks’ and a “targeted” strike will send a message to Assad. While recognizing the need for a diplomatic solution, Obama made it clear that those efforts would follow a military strike. But then, after all the angry banter, he then backed down and said, will work for peaceful solution by putting the strike on hold and will bring a resolution to UN. Ending on a more aggressive note, he warned Republican and Democrat lawmakers to rethink their opposition to the strikes should they be needed.
Russia renews S-300 missile offer to Iran!
Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer to supply Iran S-300 air defence missile systems as well as build a second reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday.
Putin will renew an old offer to supply Iran with five of the sophisticated ground-to-air missile systems at a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Friday, Kommersant said, quoting a souce close to the Kremlin.
Putin is set to meet Rowhani at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation held in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.
Putin ‘to Offer Iran S-300s, Another Reactor’
Emboldened by US weakness?
Russian president to make the offer at a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Friday.
Iran-bound S-300 anti-aircraft systems ‘dismantled’ – Russia
Fifteen Minutes of Foreign Policy Malfeasance
On the eve of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist strikes on 9/11, President Obama last night addressed the nation and reprised every delusional and bankrupt internationalist idea that contributed to that disaster.
The current Syrian crisis––merely the latest Middle Eastern example of Obama’s incompetence––exemplifies more thoroughly than the rest just how politicized, incoherent, hypocritical, and dangerous to this country’s security and interests Obama’s foreign policy has been.
Let’s review how Obama got himself and this country into this mess.
Barely Half of Liberals say Obama is Better at Foreign Policy than Bush
Syria Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Barack Obama
This security crisis put the president’s best and worst attributes on display for the whole world to judge.