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September 06, 2013

Smart Power: Obama's Brain Trust Thought That Iran Would Help Isolate Syria Over Chemical Weapons Usage

That's it, folks. That's the nail in the coffin. We cannot go to war under this clownshow's disaster-movie leadership.

Iran was apparently Samantha Power's Hole Card.

Iran is enduring economic sanctions designed to slow the country's nuclear weapons program, but President Obama's team thought the regime might abandon dictator Bashar Assad over his use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war.

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"Ah-duhhh... ah derrrr..."

"We worked with the UN to create a group of inspectors and then worked for more than six months to get them access to the country on the logic that perhaps the presence of an investigative team in the country might deter future attacks," Power said at the Center for American Progress as she made the case for intervening in Syria.

"Or, if not, at a minimum, we thought perhaps a shared evidentiary base could convince Russia or Iran — itself a victim of Saddam Hussein's monstrous chemical weapons attacks in 1987-1988 — to cast loose a regime that was gassing it's people," she said.

Yeah, Iran said "No."

What a dick.

That was from @allahpundit and so's this: 224 no votes in the House, enough to block the AUMF, assuming no defections.

Unfair? Now that I've had ten minutes to reflect I wonder if she's just playing the same dumb game as everyone else, which is trying to put your rivals on their back foot by saying things like "I thought Iran loved peace and justice, I guess I was wrong."

You know?

But even in that case, I don't see the point. Do they really imagine they're going to shame Iran or Russia?






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