Don’t join in the narcissistic tantrum

Generally, I find I agree with Walter Russell Mead. In this case, I do not. Mr. Mead: It is precisely the President’s credibility as a spokesman for the “international community” (whatever that is) and for US foreign policy that is glaringly and horribly on the line. An effective leader would have consulted with key people… Continue reading Don’t join in the narcissistic tantrum

Short term memory problem

The biggest single argument against following from in front of our president on Syria (or anything else) is not his demonstrated incompetence, it's that he is a brazen, congenital liar. Obama on Syria: ‘I didn’t set a red line’ … ‘My credibility is not on the line’It's like the president is unaware of the invention… Continue reading Short term memory problem

SyriaNah

John Kerry today defended Barack Obama's surprise decision to ask Congress to share blame take a non-binding vote on Obama's threat to mildly attack Syria. According to Kerry, it's about American credibility (which apparently would not have benefited from Congressional approval prior to Friday evening):The president then made the decision that he thought we would… Continue reading SyriaNah