Show Us the Evidence, Mr. President

| September 4, 2013

As I stated in an earlier post, it is a sad state of affairs when we find the diplomatic reasoning of our old Cold War nemesis, Russia, to be more thought provoking and believable than the arguments for military action against Syria being advanced by our own government. Applying but a modicum of common sense to the issue renders the Russian account more credible than that coming from the Obama administration. The Russians sensibly point out that it would be totally counterproductive for Assad to defy the world community by using chemical weapons in a war he is already winning by conventional means. As the Russians note, the Assad regime doesn’t need to use WMD to defeat the acrimonious amalgam of rebel organizations that are trying to unseat him. The despot is doing quite well with conventional warfare, thank you.

But on the other hand, on the other quite tentative, uncertain side of the fight, all those less than fungible factions fighting Assad for disparate reasons have every motive in the world to manufacture an incident that would help capture world interest and sympathy. Pontificating politicians and mournful moderators on television delivering dirge like discourses of the horrors of death by nerve agent, play strong on the sympathies of those whose thinking is ruled by the touchy feelings on their sleeves and not the machinations of their minds. For those on the losing side, it’s all about controlling the media narrative and cynically manipulating the good feelings and intentions of the caring people around the world.

To add to my skepticism regarding the Obama administration’s version, expounded by the president himself and his phony war hero secretary of state, there exists somewhere in my mind a niggling wariness that the same folks who are doing their best to sell this dubious story to the world are the very same folks who told us that the Benghazi uprising was the result of a video created by some poor shmuck who unwittingly made himself the perfect fall guy to hide criminal negligence in the Obama administration.

To compound my skepticism, the administration, claiming it has solid evidence to prove that the Assad regime conducted the chemical strike, refuses to reveal that evidence, hiding behind the convenient shield of national security. What, some staff wienie ventured out onto the green at the eighth hole and showed it to you on her IPod? But we, the people, can’t be trusted to see it? Excuse me but that’s another truck load of Barack Obama, Chicago style, pure, unrefined bull crap. You have the convincing evidence, Mr. President? Then the American people are entitled to see it before we send our young warriors into harm’s way. Show us the evidence.

I don’t know about the rest of you out there, but I get just a little queasy about committing American forces into a strike against Syria, defended as it is by Russian control of its air defenses, when the only justification we are getting for such a strike comes from an administration that is demonstrably dishonest, especially when it comes to military matters in the Middle East. Incredibly, and shamefully, it appears the Russian government and its leader, Vladimir Putin, is being more honest with the world than our own leadership. It’s damned near breathtaking how the liberal Democrats have managed to diminish this country in the eyes of this world in only five years. Their ineffectual deceptions are becoming a laughingstock; as is their maximum leader. Once again, I ask simply, show us the evidence, Mr. President.

Crossposted at American Thinker

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    “…It’s damned near breathtaking how the liberal Democrats have managed to diminish this country in the eyes of this world in only five years…”

    The demonrat progs want us to be a more thuggish and corrupt version of Sweden; ’tis what it is…

  2. Club Manager says:

    If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit.

  3. Club Manager says:

    Some of you may be old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis and the performance of our United Nations Ambassador with the photos of the Russian missile sites in Cuba. This could have been another great moment for our country if dickweed, ummmm, excuse me, the Chump in Chief, had his act together.

  4. Eric says:

    I’m sure we can all recall several times throughout history where one side “sacrificed” some of their own and blamed it on the other side to garner sympathy and support, whether they were losing or winning. I personally saw it happen in Bosnia once or twice.

    At the end of the day, it is shameful that the democratic regime is doing the same “acts” they were proclaiming were impeachable when GW was in office. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds to keep themselves in power.

    Thanks for posting the Biden rant by the way, pure awesome sauce right there.

  5. OWB says:

    On one level, if they were saying that Assad is responsible, as the leader of the country, for the killings no matter who actually did it, at least an articulate (may we use that word, or is it still racist?) argument would be made. But they are not going there. Not that I would agree, but it would be worthy of discussion. What they are doing now is not.

  6. Hondo says:

    Evidence, hell. I want to hear someone lay out the case of why it’s in our national interest to become involved in a civil war where both sides are our enemy. That’s true whether or not we have evidence that chemical weapons were used – by either side.

    If the case exists, the Administration should articulate it. Indeed, Congress should demand they do before they schedule a vote.

  7. ComancheDoc says:

    we must bomb all the things! why? cuz F U that’s why! …can’t wait for my polisci class later..

  8. Nicki says:

    I find myself in the uncomfortable position of agreeing with Putin’s assertions in the interview he gave to Channel 1 and AP recently. That gives me the heebie jeebies.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    If it’s classified, why is that jackass bodaprez talking about it? You don’t talk about classified stuff, you moronic jackwagon. Ever.

    I swear, if Putin were eligible to run for office in this country, I would actually consider voting for him at this point.

    Yes, I do remember the Cuban missile crisis. I was in high school. I lived in a small town 10 miles from a target city in central Illinois. By target city, I mean a city that had enough stuff to become a target for a Soviet missilie strike. Caterpillar (still there), A.E. Staley plant and railyard (still there) GE electronics (gone) and Firestone tire plant (gone) were four reasons to worry about it. Champaign (U of I) was another target city, because of Chanute AFB. I often wondered how long it would take a missile from Cuba to travel from the launch site to Decatur, IL, and how much warning, if any, we would have.

    There is no evidence. That’s why you can’t see it, boys and girls.

    “Niggling wariness”? Poetrooper, the moment this drivel started coming out of the idiot in charge and his lackeys, that ‘niggling wariness’ raised its head off its arms and said, loud and clear “You are so screwed as of this moment.”

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I think I am in the f#cking Twilight Zone these days, I see republicans and Fox News talking about why we don’t want to go to war with a country that has WMDs and threatens the region, while democrats and MSNBC are talking about how we have to go to war to prevent the use of WMDs against the region and protect the local civilian population…..

    And the war that this president claimed was worth fighting, the one in Afghanistan he is abandoning after presenting the enemy with a timetable for our withdrawal from the region…so am I wrong in wondering if the endgame in Syria would be any different than the ones currently in play in both Iraq and Afghanistan which is 12 years of effort with the resultant loss of life and money to make absolutely no long term difference in stabilizing either nation or reducing the ability of the enemy to now regroup and plan other attacks in relative safety as we have an increasingly diminished presence in both countries?

    I am headed outside to make sure the grass is still green and the sky still blue…

  11. CWO5USMC says:

    Here’s an idea…. instead of launching a limited attack on Syria and get further bogged down in the Middle East, if you’re looking to spend some federal money, how about you do it with more than the 1% pay raise you’re offering in January….

    “Instead of the 1.8 percent raise due troops under a federal pay formula, Obama notified Congress he is exercising his powers as the government’s pay agent to cap the Jan. 1 increase at 1 percent.”

  12. CWO5USMC says:

    …oh, and Mattis for President in ’16.

  13. Common Sense says:

    Since every word out of Obama’s mouth is a lie, you have to wonder why he’s pushing this so hard.

    Putin is right, it would be stupid for Assad to bring the wrath of the world down on his head for using chemical weapons when he’s already winning conventionally. There are a number of reports that say the weapons came from the al Qaeda terrorists (I refuse to call them rebels).

    So why would Obama push us to enter on the side of the terrorists? Just like Egypt and Libya, he’s on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic extremists. I think we can say now that it’s not just inexperience and ignorance motivating him but a true desire to see an Islamic extremist takeover of the region.

    Then add in his systematic destruction of our economy and freedoms.

    When they talk about ‘all enemies foreign and domestic’, they’re talking about Barack Obama.

  14. USMCE8Ret says:

    “When they talk about ‘all enemies foreign and domestic’, they’re talking about Barack Obama.”

    Amen to that.

  15. UpNorth says:

    “There is no evidence. That’s why you can’t see it, boys and girls”. Spot on, Ex PH. But, if the guy can go out and lie about the red line, no one can expect to hear the truth from his lips about who actually used Chem Weapons. It doesn’t fit the narrative to be honest with us.

  16. Ex-PH2 says:

    Yes, that’s true, UpNorth.

    But karma is a bitch, with long, angry teeth.

    This bum sitting in the Oval Office, who puts his feet up on the desk at every opportunity like the disrespectful slime he is, has had everything handed to him – literally – on a platter since he was old enough to walk.

    That kind of thing does not last forever.

  17. A Proud Infidel says:

    How are our Military personnel supposed to stay motivated and focused knowing that their CINC is a narcissistic pathological liar and the Secretary of State is a self-centered narcissist that will sell them and everyone else he can out to gain political points?

  18. Richard says:

    And as Karl Denninger keeps saying, over at market-ticker:

    “A military strike at Assad’s government IS ACTING AS AL QAIDA’S AIR FORCE”

    Talk about giving aid and comfort to the enemy.