How long, I wonder, are we going to pretend that we’re working to solve the Syrian chemical weapons problem?
Usually, when a White House says something that’s absurd – and they all do it – it’s at least over and done with. But President Obama, in order to avoid having to lose a vote in Congress in Syria, will be pretending for months now that we, the Russians, and Bashar Assad all have are sleeves rolled up and are working to round up Syria’s chemical weapons.
The White House of course has already indicated that this is impossible:
“It’s also important to note that Syria has one of the largest stockpiles of chemical weapons in the world; it’s spread across the country. It would certainly take time, resources, and probably a peaceful environment to deal with this,” said Deputy National Security Advisor Anthony Blinken, before the White House legislative affairs office got to him and told him this is exactly what we’d be doing to get the president out of the Syria vote.
Assad has no intention of giving up his weapons. I mean, he’ll turn over some, but there’s never going to be any way to verify that he doesn’t have others under the sink in his bathroom. But we’ll continue to pretend we’re serious about solving the problem, and that Nobody Messes with the USA.
Well, they messed with us, and they won. The White House spin is that Our Supreme and Superb Leader’s military threat caused this “diplomatic breakthrough.” But there is no breakthrough. Just a whimpering former super power – that’s us – backing down while tripping over the tail between its legs.
But now we’ll play pretend, put this on a low boil, and Obama can get back to trying to provide universal child care. Adding bits of Socialism to our economy is what he really enjoys, not this foreign policy stuff. He’ll let Kerry pretend to work with the Russians in Geneva so he can resume enlarging the government, and extending his drive off the tee.