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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Red Line is Now a Red Line

Political Cartoons by Mike Lester

Trump Enforces Obama’s Red Line  . . . "But Trump opposed enforcing Obama’s red line back then, nevertheless. The difference, as Trump admirably admitted from the Rose Garden, is that he’s president now and that changes your perspective on things. It’s always easy to throw brick-bats when you have no responsibility (one of the guiding tenets of this “news”letter by the way). 
Now he’s looking at the prospect of being the president who, in effect, sanctioned the use of chemical weapons, a violation of international law. As he put it in his statement Thursday night: It is in this vital national-security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council. 
"That is a sound argument. But it was just as sound in 2013. " . . .

The Democrats’ Weakest Trump Talking Point  "Trump’s action to halt atrocities in Syria doesn’t obligate the U.S. to open its borders to unvetted refugees." . . . Read more.

Trump’s airstrike on Syria delivers another blow to Obama’s legacy . . . "His defense is typical Obama sophistry. In fact, he did make a decision — he decided not to act after vowing he would. His choice left a leadership vacuum filled alternately by butcher Assad, Islamic State, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, a toxic brew with horrific consequences that will go on for years. 
"Obama’s infamous blinking on Assad’s use of chemical weapons came in 2013, but back in 2011, when the Syrian civil war was young, the president declared, “The time has come for President Assad to step aside.” 
"Yet Obama never turned that declaration into a policy with teeth. Hyped plans to arm anti-government rebels came and went repeatedly, despite his advisers favoring them." . . .

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