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Monday, May 13, 2013

Jon Steward weighs in on Obama's "red-line" in Syria

We all need some humor, even in the most tragic of circumstances. It is one of the key things that makes us human, so thank you Jon Steward for this:

Published on May 12, 2013

Jon Stewart took on the issue of Syria crossing the "red line" in its potential usage of chemical weapons against its own people. Stewart focused mostly on the Republican response to this unacceptable red line crossing, calling out their militaristic attitude for not having learned anything from Iraq. Stewart highlighted a few similarities between the current situation with Syria and the one almost ten years ago from Iraq, and found it odd that Republicans haven't realized they might want to exercise more caution this time around.Stewart mocked the U.S.-imposed red line, saying "You can come up to the line... [but] you cross that line, mister, you are grounded!" But now that the line has been crossed, what's the next step? Stewat noticed a lack of clarity from the White House on exactly what happened, using a Dr. Seuss poem to put things into perspective.

However, what Stewart found more interesting was how the GOP has been criticizing Obama for not getting more involved in Syria, and tore into Lindsey Graham for suggesting giving the right weapons to the right people, by pointing out that could be solved with background checks. But Republicans like Graham and John McCain don't want boots on the ground, and Stewart couldn't help but wonder how the hell that's supposed to happen if the U.S. is going to arm the rebels and then consequently asking for those arms back. When Graham suggested international involvement, Stewart quipped that we may as well just send in Latvian troops.

But any action is going to run into roadblocks at the U.N., and Stewart found it awkward that any potential intervention in Syria relies on "convincing Vladimir Putin that it's bad to poison people." Stewart called out GOP senators and George W. Bush for not learning any lessons from Iraq, suggesting "that little misadventure made us a little more cautious" about how we handle red lines.
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More humor about this sad situation

Here are some of my other blogs on Obama's support for Assad:
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad
Obama "green lights" Assad's slaughter in Syria
Assad's Redline and Obama's Greenlight!
Chemical weapons use reported in Syria, Has Obama's red-line has been crossed?
AP weighs in on Obama's Green Light for Assad's slaughter in Syria
Syria: Obama's moves Assad's "red line" back as SOHR reports 42,000 dead!
SecState John Kerry and his "dear friend" Bashar al-Assad
How Obama's 'No MANPADS for you' policy in Syria is backfiring

More thoughts on Obama's 'No MANPADS for you!' policy

Click here for a list of my other blogs on Syria

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