U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Republican, Texas released a statement earlier this week, urging the president to not only take the case for air strikes on Syria to Congress, but to the people as well. A people who has consistently frowned upon any intervention in Syria’s two and half year civil war.
‘I appreciate President Obama holding a meeting today at the White House. Unfortunately, many questions are still left unanswered. I would urge the President to make the case not only to Congress, but to the American people, in a national address. The President needs to explain in detail what vital national interests are at stake, his plan for securing these interests and a clear definition of what success looks like in Syria,’ Cornyn’s statement reads.
It’s ironic to say the least, nobody in the country believes anything that comes out of the president’s, or anybody in his administration’s mouths. In the Middle East, civil wars pop up here and there, and as to the point of such conflicts, both sides will inflict as much pain and suffering on the other as possible. Syria is no different.
Many Americans are asking, what manner of man is the president, to base creating a regional war on the words of a CIA that’s still under the impression, a year or so later, the Benghazi Consulate assault is an ongoing clandestine operation. Better yet, many would certainly ask, what manner of man is the president to even consider the words of a man, who claims to have evidence, but such evidence is not associated with a source.
When the Senate committee was issuing a partial green light for the air strikes, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, was holding a town hall meetings in El Paso, Texas, home to Fort Bliss. The major concern for this military town’s residents was the ‘alleged’ use of chemical weapons, as well as the ‘no boots’ on the ground promise, which is something the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division isn’t buying.
What manner of people would buy into anything, Secretary of State, John Kerry, the CIA, or even the president would offer up as actual and factual, especially when you consider what’s left out of Kerry’s ‘evidence.’