Lost in all of the Syria/Obama/will-he-or-won’t-he headlines from the past several days is the massive devastation of the United States jobs market.
Glenn Foden over at Townhall.com summarized it perfectly:
To place Glenn’s cartoon into context, all you need is this article from Bloomberg News:
“…While unemployment dropped last month to 7.3 percent, the lowest level since December 2008, the decline occurred because of contraction in the workforce, not because more people got jobs. Labor-force participation — the share of working-age people either holding a job or looking for one — stands at a 35-year low.”
For a guy who loves to talk as much as our President, a fifteen minute speech barely gives his teleprompter a chance to warm-up.
It was …unusual. He at once made the case for striking Syria, even as he gave support for continuing diplomacy à la Russia and John Kerry’s verbal gaffes. Which is it?
Should we bomb everything that moves because Chemical Weapons are an affront to the civilized world, or should we trust that Russia’s Putin will help us hold Assad accountable by making him pinkie-promise to never kill his citizens in that particular way again?
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Tagged chemical weapons, foreign policy, middle-east, Obama, politics, REASON TV, sarin, speech, Syria
I’ve always said that once people (other than crazy, right-wing, baby-eating extremists like ME, I mean) feel comfortable making fun of the President, it’s all over for him: THAT is a “Red Line” from which there IS no escape.
Well, guess what? That day is here….
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The improvisation group Second City Network, created this video of Obama supporters who are all in for the latest war, just because their guy says so. ENJOY!
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I’ve avoided discussing the whole “will-he-or-won’t-he” babbling regarding President Obama and Syria until now, choosing to read all of the many rationales for our traipsing into another complex, murky battle. Having digested plenty of arguments, both pro- and con-, I have no choice but to come down firmly on the “No” side.
This isn’t just because there are no clear-cut “good guys” here, although trying to figure out who to root for/against in Syria makes the ’90s Bosnian War look like an old Lone Ranger episode. Nor am I against lobbing warheads into Syria simply due to us conservatives “hating this President“. As a lowly blogger, my decision isn’t even slightly political, even though there are lots of political nuances affecting this vote, on all sides.
Bottom line: I don’t trust Obama’s judgement with this, because I don’t believe HE wants to be there.
And if history has shown us anything, it’s that when the leader of a country doesn’t absolutely want to be IN a conflict, it’s unlikely they’re going to WIN the conflict.
Posted in military, Obama, politics, war
Tagged Iran, Krauthammer, Obama, Peggy Noonan, politics, Russia, Syria, trust, war
Do you remember this old Obama quote?
“…Now it’s our moment to lead – our generation’s time to tell another great American story.
So someday we can tell our children that this was the time when we helped forge peace in the Middle East…”
(–Senator Barack Obama, 4/23/2007)
Hmmm,…. How’s that coming along? Let’s take a peek at a few items from the region:
Posted in Dennis Prager, Islamist, Israel, Obama, politics, Syria
Tagged Dennis Prager, Israel, John Kerry, middle east peace, middle-east, Obama, Palestine, Peace, peace talks, Syria
Remember back in 2009 after the Iranian elections, when Obama basically did nada to assist the Iranian protests? When our president punted on a chance to knock-out the Anti-American leadership in Iran, and refused to offer ANY real help to the protesters?
Remember how that all worked out?
Well surprise, surprise, Obama is at it again. It appears he and he alone decided to not arm the Syrian rebels, against the advice of virtually EVERYONE in his administration.
According to Leon Panetta’s and Martin Demsey’s testimony this week, we had the State Department, The Joint Chiefs, the CIA and the Defense Department all in favor of supporting the Syrian rebels…and yet Obama said “uh, …nope“.
Posted in Obama, politics, Syria
Tagged bashar al assad, Despot, Dictator, iranian elections, Leon Panetta, Libya, middle-east, Obama, politics, Syria, Tyrant