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.