Is it possible that Mr. Maggie Fox, also known as Sen. Mark Udall, would like us to forget that he has to vote on the small matter of whether President Barack “I don’t know nuttin’ about no red line” Obama ought to be able to add bombing Syria to his legacy of non-accomplishment?
Seems pretty cut-and-dry to Cheap Seats: Either Udall thinks that Obama ought to be able blast a few Syrians (including John Kerry’s onetime BFF, dictator Bashar al-Assad) to kingdom come — or he thinks that such an adventure wouldn’t be a good idea.
To be sure, President Obama has no particular goal in mind. As noted, the waffler-in-chief doesn’t even acknowledge having drawn a “red line” on the use of chemical weapons, which he says that Assad has been using.
Cheap Seats doesn’t recall Obama and Udall summoning much up much in the way of outrage when Saddam Hussein was gassing the Kurds, so it’s difficult to imagine that there’s any real concern about Assad’s “Sarin for Syrians” program.
In fact, it seems Assad may have been gassing some Syrians allied with al-Qaeda — which our Nobel Peace Prize winning president recently assured us was destroyed.
Cheap Seats concedes that it’s a bit of a thicket. After all, it can be pretty hard to tell bad guys from the good guys, and all that jazz.
But senators have to make calls. Unless their name is “Obama” and they want to vote “present,” of course.
Udall, who says that there’s an imminent threat from global warming despite a 17-year run of flat temperatures, is stymied by the question of whether to bomb or not to bomb.
Perhaps all of that global warming is making it a little too hot in the proverbial kitchen.