Did You Know...

   

Obama on Syria ‘red line’: The world drew that, not me

Share
By Doug Powers  •  September 4, 2013 12:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

About a year ago, President Obama said “a red line for us” — presumably meaning his administration — would be Syria moving around or utilizing chemical weapons:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avQKLRGRhPU&w=420&h=236]

From a transcript that appears on the White House website, here’s a White House official on a background call about the Syria situation from April of this year (via The Weekly Standard):

And the people in Syria and the Assad regime should know that the President means what he says when he set that red line. And keep in mind, he is the one who laid down that marker. He’s the one who directed that we provide this information to the public. And he’s the one who directed that we do everything we can to further investigate this information so that we can establish in credible, corroborated, factual basis what exactly took place.

Jay Carney in July of this year: [The president] is not bluffing on the red line:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYIs9qBb-Vw&w=420&h=236]

Fast forward to today in Sweden. Obama denied personally setting a red line, claiming that “the world” set the red line:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i623zUjI3I&w=420&h=315]

In the parlance of the overly flatulent, that is known as “blaming the dog.”

Meanwhile, John McCain might support Obama’s call for an attack on Syria, but Maverick really has his poker face on for this debate.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Posted in: Barack Obama,War

Heh: Obama warns decimated Dem Party that divisive politics is a dead-end street

October 20, 2017 02:51 PM by Doug Powers

Take it from him!

Schatz-Care? Because the ACA’s working GREAT, Senate progs push single-payer proposal

September 12, 2017 10:01 AM by Doug Powers

The Grubering continues

Is there a DACA in the House? The perils of Pen & Phone decrees exposed again

September 5, 2017 10:01 AM by Doug Powers

Another temporary legacy bites the dust

Confirmed: Iran president really misses previous administration

August 15, 2017 08:44 AM by Doug Powers

Uh huh

Obama’s birthday gives uber-objective media a chance to show how much he’s missed

August 4, 2017 08:57 PM by Doug Powers

Like this, but worse


Categories: Barack Obama, Media Bias