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Friday, June 14, 2013

Sh** Happens To American Presidents, Eh?

"Obama reached the decision after America's intelligence community concluded that 'the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year,' [Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben] Rhodes said. Those attacks killed at least 100-150 people, he added. Rhodes said Assad's forces used chemical weapons on March 19, April 13, May 14 and May 23.

"The confirmation—and a new United Nations study that raised the death toll from Syria’s bloody civil war to nearly 93,000—ramped up pressure on Obama to escalate American involvement in the conflict. The president has been weighing whether to arm the opposition, help create safe areas for refugees, or impose 'no-fly zones' inside Syria enforced by American-led forces. Obama last year called the confirmed use of chemical weapons a 'red line' that would make him reconsider whether to arm the rebels, but he later hedged that statement."

Now, Obama's flip-flopping back to his original "red-line" statement, becoming more and more like George W. Bush, after promising y'all in 2008 that he'd be the Anti-Bush, and you still think he's better than the prior President?

Obama is even considering, apparently, boots on the ground:

"The [Wall Street] Journal, citing anonymous officials, said the U.S. military was looking at a 'no-fly zone' that would stretched [sic] some 25 miles into Syrian territory.
...
"Such an effort 'would carry with it great and open-ended costs for the United States and the international community,' Rhodes said. And it would be 'far more complex to undertake that effort in Syria than it was in Libya.'"
Why would it be more complex? Because a huge part of the Syrian border is shared with Iraq? Because an even larger border is shared with Turkey, who has been increasingly at odds with the U.S. in several key areas?

This ain't no easy game of Stratego, Obama has finally learned.

And also in the news this week: Is it just happenstance that now, only a mere 4 years afterward, George W. Bush is viewed more favorably than not?

For the first time since 2005, Americans’ opinions of him are more positive than negative...'Bush left office with decidedly negative favorability ratings as well as approval ratings, so the recovery in his image is notable,' Gallup writes."
Maybe intelligent, informed people, including Democrats, are thinking twice about some things. About how impossible choices face those who govern us at the highest levels.

Maybe they're realizing, looking back on it all, that

"The most common 'one sentence' for George W. Bush is: 'He kept us safe.'

"Not quite right... he did not just keep us safe. He created the entire anti-terror infrastructure that continues to keep us safe.

"That homage was paid, wordlessly, by Barack Obama, who vilified Bush’s anti-terror policies as a candidate, then continued them as president: indefinite detention, rendition, warrantless wiretaps, special forces and drone warfare, and, most notoriously, Guantanamo, which Obama so ostentatiously denounced — until he found it indispensable."

[From what I can read, "extraordinary rendition" was considered by the ACLU to have been developed originally during the Clinton Administration.]

If Obama's guilty of the same things George W. Bush (and Clinton) did, and "Obama can do no wrong," then you can't hang GWB anymore either. If you can, then that makes you just a hypocrite.

I'm still torn, though, personally. Being conservative and Republican is one thing. Being Catholic and human, I object to moral code violations and true human rights violations. I object to death penalties. I object to abortion, now, because of all the medical science that has looooooooong written that all life begins at conception. I object even though I selfishly had one at the age of 20, and live that regret the rest of my life.

Yet some of those violations probably are what kept us all so safe here at home. So how do I reconcile it all? I'm not sure I can.

Ultimately, justice, however that is defined, isn't mine to assure, though. It is the Lord's. If it came down to a choice between [supporting] torturing or killing someone, even a guilty or would-be-guilty terrorist, or saving my own life, how do I answer to that when I meet my Maker someday? If I'm to die in an apocalyptic World War III or Terrorism War someday, because some one terrorist wasn't "rendered" beforehand, I'm old enough now to realize that, for my life, for my SOUL, it would be better that I not have even any implicit support for such tactics even if they are "productive."

It becomes infinitely more difficult, on the other hand, to think that way if it would mean the death of anyone in my family whom I love.

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