Rut Roh. It looks like a decision is coming on bombing Syria.
I mean, time is of the essence. President Obama Friday has a fundraising trip to West Chester County New York – a suburb of New York City – where he will hold two small events with fat cats willing to donate up to $32,400 to Democrats.
So he can’t announce he’s starting a war the same day he goes fundraising, can he?
I mean, even this White House . . .
And of course, Saturday is golf. And by now, President Obama’s advisors have learned not to prop the boss up in front of the cameras and then send him out to the fairways.
So if we’re going to start bombing Syria in the near term, an announcement may have to come TONIGHT.
I’m betting he gets his “recommendations” and then, decisive cat that he is, requests time this evening on the networks to announce that we’re dropping explosives on ISIS’s heads. Or maybe he’ll dash into the Rose Garden. Or just go screaming it up and down Pennsylvania Avenue to the tourists during a “bear is loose” expedition.
One indication of Something Big on the way is that this “meeting” with the NSC has been carefully choreographed. Presumably – but maybe this is assuming a lot – Obama meets regularly with the NSC. But the White House made a big show this morning of emailing reporters that the session, which will occur at 4:00 pm ET, has been scheduled.
In the Situation Room, no less. Looks like we’ve got a situation!
Vice President Biden “will participate remotely via a secure line,” the White House said, adding to the sense of seriousness.
Well, not sure if seriousness is the right term for incorporating Biden, but you know what I mean.
Biden, is of course out of town, traveling to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to raise money. Such trips had been kept secret until Politico blew the whistle the other day, and now, apparently, we’re hearing about them.