…Well, Groucho Marxist at least. As Groucho was famously quoted as saying, “These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others:”
On Tuesday night after President Barack Obama’s address to the nation urging the public and Congress to back his proposal for intervention in Syria, Fox News ran a video of all the different statements from Obama and members of his administration.
The four-and-a-half minute video shows how the Obama administration evolved from the “red line” declaration back on August 20, 2012 to the president’s ambiguous address on Tuesday night. It also included other aspects of the president’s policy toward Syria including the timing of the strike, the use of diplomacy and the extent to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad poses a threat to the United States and his Middle Eastern neighbors.
Allahpundit described Mr. Obama’s “unexpectedly” brief speech on Tuesday night as “Desperate man tries to convince world he has faintest idea of what he’s doing.”
Or to put it another way, Peter Lemon Moodring, call your office:
Update: “The Master Diplomat, Seeking Support from a Rival Nation (Republicans), Chooses to Insult Them.”
As I said in 2009, Roll Over Von Clausewitz, And Tell Clemenceau The News.