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Pat Buchanan: No Syrian War to Save Obama’s Face!

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Catastrophic!” said Sen. John McCain.

If Congress votes no on a resolution calling for U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war, says McCain, it would be “catastrophic” for U.S. credibility in the world.

Consider what the senator is saying here.

Because Barack Obama, two years ago, said “Assad must go,” and, one year ago, said any use of chemical weapons crosses his “red line,” Congress has no choice but to plunge America into yet another Mideast war.

Can this be? Are we really, as a nation, required to go to war to make good the simple-minded statements of an untutored president who had no constitutional authority to issue his impulsive ultimata?

Are we really required to go to war to get the egg off Obama’s face?

Not since the War of Jenkins’ Ear has there been a dumber cause for a great country to go to war. Is there no way out?

There is, and it’s right in front of us.


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old Pat is one of the only

old Pat is one of the only persons who can still lern me a new word these days.

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With Pat, the learning never ends. When he goes, how much poorer we will all be.

Air Force pilot boots in jets

Air Force pilot boots in jets over Syria is not war, but Army boots on the ground is?


Good read. Thanks.

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