Evoking flashbacks of the unrelenting liberal mockery of George W. Bush's "cowboy foreign policy," Tuesday, Aug.27, 2013, well-known conservative columnist and pundit Pat Buchanan dared write, asking, "Who made Barack Obama the Wyatt Earp of the Global Village?" Buchanan then piled on with,"Who deputized the United States to walk the streets of the world pistol-whipping bad actors?"
Buchanan is incensed that America's congressional mice are off on vacation, playing, while the cat is clearly on the prowl in the White House beating war drums, warning of imminent strikes against Syria. Buchanan demanded congress "cut short its five-week vacation, come back, debate and decide by recorded vote whether Obama can take us into yet another Middle East war." The Obama administration has warned that bombing may expected soon, within days.
Clearly, Buchanan feels "at least they [Congress] can come back to Washington and tell Obama, sinking poll numbers aside, he has no authority to drag us into another war. His Libyan adventure, which gave us the Benghazi massacre and cover-up, was his last hurrah as war president."
In the meantime, the Drudge Report has documented the White House's sense of urgent readiness to launch cruise missiles at Syria, even though there is no indisputable proof that it was Bashar Assad who used chemical weapons on his own people. Along with Buchanan, many Americans are questioning whether this will be a repeat of Iraq where the facts on the ground contradicted claims of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Top official, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, is challenging the White House to “produce the evidence” that would justify an attack on their country. On its tenth anniversary, the Iraq war was described as the greatest intelligence failure in living memory , because many believe there were no WMDs in Iraq.
Now with Secretary of State John Kerry claiming it is "undeniable" that Assad used chemicals against Syrians living in rebel territory, Russia is mocking the Obama administration's need to "react," to "do something," without proof. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has portrayed the West as undisciplined, overeager, alpha war mongers, accusing the White House of acting like a "monkey with a hand grenade," in what could be viewed as a highly racist tweet.