Many on the right are being called hypocrites for supporting Iraq under President Bush, but not supporting President Obama about Syria. There is some truth to that. Just as there was Bush Derangement Syndrome, Obama Derangement Syndrome exists as well. The problem is that both sides are being hypocritical about it. Barbara Boxer and President Obama were both very loud in their disagreement about going into Iraq. Hussein used chemical weapons on the Kurds. Those people are just as dead. But the outrage was totally different, another party had The White House when that happened. So needless to say politicians are doing what they do, playing politics.
The American citizens are the ones that are left to wonder what is really going on, We obviously can't trust the politicians to do what is right for the country because they are busy being just that and playing partisan party games. We don't get to see the intelligence. We only get parts of the story. So we are left to wonder what is true, what the real threats are, was it Assad that really used the WMD's or was it the resistance making it look like Assad did it to draw international outrage?
Now, the UN is feckless and useless. I have known that for years. Russia and China could care less and for whatever reason they feel it is in their best interests to vote no at any security council meeting that could put
useless sanctions on the Assad regime or send in peace keepers, or weapons inspectors, or whatever useless thing that they would do. So as usual the world is looking to the U.S. to solve the problems.
Well you know what, just say no. I am sick to death of the U.S. getting forced into handling these things when all we get in return is blame and more hatred from the Muslim world. I am not even going to get into the costs of this, because human rights shouldn't be looked at in dollars and cents.
France is all too willing to say hey we will help you out U.S. I am sure they are willing to send about five troops and say that they are helping to protect human rights. As soon as it gets messy they will turn tail and run as long as they know the U.S. is there.
The Muslim world has told us over and over again we need to mind our business and stop telling them how to live their lives. Well Arab League stand up and handle your darn problems then and leave us out of it. The Saudi's have a military that includes an airforce, let them go drop some bombs on Assad.
It will be the same old song and dance. The U.S. bullies trying to tell the rest of the world what to do. You know what, screw you and the camel you rode in on. Take care of your own damn problems for once in your lives.
I have come to the very sad conclusion that for whatever reasons, the Middle East and the Muslim world is not ready for "freedom". Look at Iraq. After all the blood, sweat, tears, treasure, and lives we gave to the citizens of that country to give them a chance to choose their own destiny they are on the brink of a civil war. We gave that country close to ten years to get their s*&t together and form the infrastructure necessary to rule themselves. It is being thrown all away based on century old vendettas and tribal nonsense. You want to stay in the dark ages, go ahead. I am through caring about your problems.
Now I would really respect President Obama if he got up and said some of this. Tell France, go ahead, you handle this one. Tell the Arab League, you want us to butt out of your business, OK, take care of it. Remove Assad, by any means that you see fit. But that won't happen. France would run if we said that, and the Arab League is just as useless as the U.N. is. They talk a good game, but they are just as feckless.
Using chemical weapons on your own people is a crime against humanity. It violates international law set into place after the first world war. It is a tragedy. I feel for the people of Syria, I really do. But if we were smart, we them let be and sort it out for themselves. There is no good outcome that is in the interests of the United States. If Assad stays we get the status quo. If he goes we end up with an equally, if not even more, hostile government to its own people, Israel, and of course to us. Why bother?
Obama would show true leadership if he just admits the truth. The French are not willing to do what it really takes to stop Assad, the rest of the world is not even willing to give it lip service, and the Arab League isn't going to do anything except of course blame the U.S. when it goes bad. Lets save everyone the time and the trouble. If the leaders in the Middle East want to act like barbarians, let them. Maybe they will finally kill themselves off.