The President deserves much of the criticism leveled against him for his not at all original proposal of “a little light bombing” of a foreign country — which, of course, never ever goes badly…aside from the base morality.
But to the extent there is the diplomatic way to avoid making the rubble of Syria bounce higher, I’ll give him reluctant kudos — though maybe this should have been the original tactic to begin with?
But the fifth-grade bully level of American foreign diplomacy remains as repellant and odiously pervasive as ever. Back away, even a bit, from just bombing the shit out of something and you are a wimp.
“The president just seems to be very uncomfortable being commander in chief of this nation,” an exasperated Corker said Wednesday in an interview on Capitol Hill.
“He’s very good in an interpersonal setting, he just cannot follow through,” he added. “He cannot speak to the nation as a commander in chief. He cannot speak to the world as a commander in chief. He just cannot do it, and I don’t know what it is.”
The Tennessee Republican is supportive of the president’s proposal for military action in Syria, following President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians last month.
Oh, the old, “bomb something” or you’re not a tough guy proclamation.
It’s the only perpetually “serious” policy in Washington.