As usual, Obama tries to pass the buck
President Pass-the-Buck is at it again. This time he wanders out of the country to do it. In Stockholm he tells the world:
“My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line, and America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important,” Mr. Obama said, referring to international laws against the use of chemical weapons.
America and Congress is it? Is it America and Congress who shot their mouth off? Nope. It was Mr. Obama. It is indeed his credibility (what’s left of it) that’s on the line. And, as I pointed out yesterday about how he was going to try to find someone or something to blame all this on, this is simply him validating my point.
He shoots his mouth off, he then goes to Congress and now it’s Congress whose credibility is on the line? I don’t think so.
Oh, and apparently, the crediblity of Congress (and one supposes America) is only on the line if they vote “no”. And if they do, who cares, he doesn’t need them anyhow:
President Barack Obama said he retains the right to order strikes against Syria even if Congress doesn’t authorize them, but he is seeking approval from U.S. lawmakers because he thinks it will strengthen America’s response.
*cough* BS *cough* This weasel we’ve elected president, who is so far in over his head he doesn’t know which way is up, is looking for political cover – period. He’s only going to Congress to strengthen his hand, even as pathetically weak as it is. The “I/me” president has put himself out on a limb and sawed it most of the way through. Now he just want’s some one to share it with him (and as usual Lindsey McCain – er, John McCain and Lindsey Graham are amenable to the idea).
This is raw politics at its worse. Obama goes out of the country to take a swing at Congress and the American people after finally asking for their approval.
This is what some of you elected.