The chief diplomat of the most powerful country in the history of the world has been reduced to whining like a toddler who wants a cookie.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that any military action undertaken in Syria would be “unbelievably small.”
“We will be able to hold [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria’s civil war,” Kerry said during an appearance with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, according to The Guardian. “That is exactly what we are talking about doing – unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.”
You know who else attacked another country without putting boots on the ground? Hirohito. (Google it.)
This would almost be funny if Russia and China weren’t mobilizing in the area right now. The smartest administration in the history of the United States is stuck. Obama’s mouth wrote a check his ass can’t cash, so he’s trying to act tough while still appeasing his anti-war base. “It won’t be that much of a war!”
There’s absolutely no way to guarantee that, of course. And I seem to recall Sec. Kerry voting to attack Iraq before he voted against it. But then, that was different because he wasn’t in charge. I’m sure he won’t ever, ever, ever run away from his own words and actions if we do end up attacking Syria and it doesn’t turn out as promised.
Hello to anybody reading this in their crystal ball in 2003. Pretty crazy stuff, huh? Also, you’re a racist. Get used to hearing it.
P.S. Once again, Obama gets to the heart of the problem: Not enough Obama.
P.P.S. Courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, here’s the video of Kerry making yet another promise he can’t possibly keep.