Friday, December 7, 2012

Obama’s Syria Policy Comes Dangerously Close to ‘Bush Doctrine’

Historians will write that both W the Conqueror and O the Liberator pushed socialized medicine and amnesty for illegal aliens at home while roaming the world in search of monsters to destroy. No matter which big-government/big-business party is in power, imperial domestic and foreign agendas are always just opposite sides of the same big-government coin. EVERYTHING is DC's business. So O's threats of even greater involvemnt in Syria should surprise no one:

In August, Obama said “We cannot have a situation in which [chemical/biological weapons] are falling into the hands of the wrong people.” On Wednesday, Secretary of State Clinton reiterated that “Our concerns are that an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical weapons, or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within Syria.” Israel’s vice prime minister Moshe Yaalon said on Thursday, ”There is speculation that the chemical arsenal will fall into the hostile and irresponsible hands of the likes of al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.”

For those of us that can remember the Bush administration’s justifications for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, this scenario should sound familiar. Three international relations scholars, Paul R. Williams, J. Trevor Ulbrick, and Jonathan Worboys, explain in Foreign Policy how “the Obama administration risks resurrecting the much-maligned Bush Doctrine of preemptive self-defense.”
It's enough to make you wonder why we even hold elections - except for the fact that politically connected media raked in $9.8 billion dollars in campaign advertising revenue.


Anonymous said...

Obama said “We cannot have a situation in which [chemical/biological weapons] are falling into the hands of the wrong people.”

Brilliant. Except they are ALL the wrong people. As usual, the usa does not have a horse in this race. But that won't keep it from backing the wrong one! - Dutchy

Johnny UnReconstructed said...

The media will not only refuse to speak out, it will go out of its way to defend this latest search for WMD's in ways W could have only dreamed of...