“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

President Obama did the right thing when he announced on Saturday that he will seek Congressional approval before using military force in Syria, but it’s something he should have done months ago when he drew his “red line.” Waiting until now to consult with Congress, after the Assad regime has crossed Obama’s red line, only makes him look weak and indecisive. The delay in action has greatly damaged the Presidency and our country.

While many have praised the President for going to Congress for approval, all I can think to say is what Hillary Clinton said during the hearing after the terrorist attack at Benghazi, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” The President’s weak leadership has already diminished the United States’ standing in the world. So now, whatever Congress decides, the President will from here on out be the eunuch invertebrate leader of the free world. Who is going to take him seriously?

For the record, I have always believed that it’s our obligation to stand up to evil and help to spread freedom throughout the world, but I am not convinced that the United States should engage in the Syrian civil war. I just don’t think that it will result in expanded freedom for the people of Syria. For now, I will just pray for all of the freedom-loving people in Syria, and hope that they will see the way to change their destiny.

2 Replies to ““What difference, at this point, does it make?””

  1. Absolutely agree that the President, as usual, should have consulted with Congress months ago. Now, he has made himself not only a lame duck in the US of A, but is seen as lame by the majority of the world. While the President stated he will “seek” the approval of Congress, he also made clear that he believes he can act no matter what Congress says on the issue of Syria. This also has been typical of his presidency. This attitude of “I’ll listen to what you have to say, then I’ll still do what I want.” This time, it not only affects American citizens, but also has a global impact. I like you do not want US intervention in a internal matter within a sovereign nation. The dead are still dead whether due to chemical weapons or by conventional weapons. Killing is killing.

  2. I agree (BUT…) am truly saddened because I believe that it’s our moral obligation to do something – for now, that will be prayers. The U.S. has always stood firm against chemical weapons – I would like to see us engage them formally, but don’t have an answer at this point.

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