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September 9, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Does anyone believe this?

When asked by Fox News’s Chris Wallace whether he would delay Congress’s vote to consider a Russian proposal for the Assad regime to give up chemical weapons, the president said, “there’s a reason why I slowed this down to allow for a congressional debate.” He also said he requested authorization from Congress because Syria did not pose a “direct and imminent” threat to the United States, though he believed he had authority to act regardless.

What he’s basically saying here is, there’s time for Congress to yammer while people are dying! There’s mixed messages, and then there’s the industrial grade blender that Obama puts his messages through.

Barack Obama has a handful of massive foreign policy messes on his hands, largely of his own making, in Egypt and Libya. His little “reset” with Russia is also a proven failure, and his outreach to the “reformer” Assad isn’t working too well. These messes all relate either to his malevolence, which is an active question, or to his hubris: Barack Obama really thought that his election would solve everything. Magic! He can’t blame Congress for any of them, but he’d sure like to.

Syria is different. Obama painted the red line, then tried to scrape it off while he hoped no one was looking. Now he’s stuck with it and rapidly losing support everywhere. He went to Congress to spread the blame around for whatever does or doesn’t happen in Syria, and buy time for a way out. Now John Kerry’s bumbling around has turned out to offer that way out. He and Harry Reid are really really hoping that it works. The Senate’s vote is delayed.

Who cares if Syria’s Christians keep dying at the hands of al Qaeda and al Nusra? Obama may have his way out, and that’s what counts.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Criminal conspiracies always unravel eventually, and often it's because of misplaced trust and betrayal by someone within the conspiracy. The Obama regime may live to regret the day they allowed Vladimir Putin to save their bacon.
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“there’s a reason why I slowed this down to allow for a congressional debate.”

Wait just one minute. There wouldn't have been any debate if Obama hadn't elected to start the whole "crisis" by suddenly threatening to bomb Syria. The timing stinks on this; the whole thing came about as people were talking about the many scandals involving the Obama regime.

I smell a big, fat, rat in all this, and it smells like......Obama!
31 weeks ago
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obama couldn't tell the truth by accident.
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and we are supposed to believe anything this man says after he told us he didn't draw a red line in the sand,

B.O. liar in chief and unpatriotic, irresponsible, half black chicago thug poltical failure.
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I guess what amazes me is that the GOP gets held to a high standard by the MSM and the current administration gets held to NO standard. Can you imagine the outcry if this were G.W. Bush? With an affirmative action narcissist, the bar gets set unimaginably low, doesn't it?
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Spoken like a true narcissist. Narcissists will often attempt to 'airbrush history' to make it more favorable to themselves. It is also important to understand that to the narcissist, they are not lying. When they truly believe their airbrushed version.
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He slowed it down? Really?? He was hell bent for leather to start bombing and the only reason he put the question before congress was because virtually every poll was showing him with 3 to 1 negative numbers. He also figured he could brow beat the Republicans to support his war and Bohener, fresh from the tanning bed, obliged him. It was going to be a win-win for him. First he gets his ditraction from all the scandals, then he gets the Republicans to buy into his train wreck in case it all goes south on him. He can either blame them or spread the blame. "It wasn't just my idea, see the Rebulicans voted for it too!". But things didn't go as planned. It turns out that the poison gas may have been used by the rebels (Al Queda) instead of Assad. Whats a poor Kenyan community organizer to do? He didn't know whether to spit or go blind. But not to worry, Vlad the Ipaler to the rescue. Putin couldn't miss the opportunity to make Zippy look like the incompetent fool that he is but unfortunately, it also gives Zippy a way out of the mess. Now all he has to do is come up with another distraction from the scandals until after the November elections. Ya know, its almost as if there is some sinister force protecting Emperor Zippy.
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Actually, the reason he went to Congress is because he realized he did not own any big boy pants and by bombing Syria he would start something that he couldn't finish and it would turn out very badly.
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Criminal conspiracies always unravel eventually, and often it's because of misplaced trust and betrayal by someone within the conspiracy. The Obama regime may live to regret the day they allowed Vladimir Putin to save their bacon.
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This just in: Oceania has always been at war, er, peace with Eastasia.
31 weeks ago
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Yeah, yeah, whatever he says. Pretty soon he'll say he has single handedly saved the world from WWIII. Btw, he killed Osama with his bare hands.

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"Who cares if Syria’s Christians keep dying at the hands of al Qaeda and al Nusra? Obama may have his way out, and that’s what counts."

For all you on both sides of the aisle who have been hyperventilating about how important it is to maintain the president's and country's "credibility" this should come as manna from heaven.
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Oh, fer f

Ok. Let the sociopathic bastid 'save face,' as long as we don't start WWIII, it's worth it.

Someone needs to impeach this guy before he gets us all kilt.
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