What Red Line? Obama Says “The world set a red line” on Syria

Once again President Barack Obama is proving he can’t be trusted.

By redefining his red line comment on Syria during a news conference in Sweden, Obama is trying to deflect responsibility from his earlier statement.

Now, according to Obama, it’s the world’s red line:

“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for. So, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what’s happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn’t something I just kind of made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. There’s a reason for it.”

Obama is embarrassing himself again on the world’s stage and undermining any trust with our allies. Obama’s flip flopping is emboldening our enemies and making the world a more dangerous place.

I hope Congress does not approve a resolution for military action against Syria.


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