Today, Republican sweet heart and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio of Florida voted against Americans defending the Geneva Convention and International law that was signed into law in 1925, making any use of chemical weapons an act of war crimes. Like Mitt Romney, Rubio, was for it before he was against it.
After undeniable proof of Satellites showing planes departing from the Assad bases loaded with and releasing chemical weapons and sarin gas in both the hair samples of blood of the children who died, 7 Conservative and Liberal Democrats and Conservative and Tea party Libertarian Republicans sitting on the special committee voted “No” to strikes in Syria in closed committee today, even knowing clearly that Syria was using weapons of mass destructions and threatening not just the welfare of their own people but all our allies in the region.
I am no less pleased with the Liberals such as Chris Murphy from Connecticut but the liberals do not pretend to represent someone who they aren’t. Anyone who thinks true Liberals are going to be big supporters of military strikes 100% of the time, are not thinking clearly. I expected their no votes. They foolishly think that humanitarian objectives to feed the 3,000,000 refugees starving in the sandstorms and heat of the desert will not be joined by the influx of terrorists in Jordan and meet a worse fate. To them it is some how preferable to taking out weapons of mass destruction. It doesn’t occur to them that our ally Jordan can and will be over-thrown if we do not make it possible for the refugees to return home after the strike.
It might not be so head-shaking of an announcement if not just a little more than a year ago, Mitt Romney as the Conservative and Tea Party favorite had not have said, ” if any movement of chemical weapons were seen to be moving in Syria , He, unlike President Barack Obama , would order immediate strikes against Assad. He would not hesitate to send in troops to prevent the Hezbollah from getting their hands on chemical weapons.”
This of course after making his one and only trip on foreign affairs to meet with Benyamin Netanyahu of Israel to re-assure him that if he would be elected President he would not hesitate to send in troops to prevent Iran from getting Nuclear weapons. Remember his and the Conservative out-rage against President Obama for not making certain Jerusalem belonged to Israel? I don’t remember any attempts on the part of the Tea Party or Conservatives to attempt to pass an initiative or bill towards that means, do you?
Mitt, later of course during the Presidential debates, sounded more like President Obama’s speech writer in an effort to win the Liberal vote. With an election coming up, is that now their new approach with their vote today? It should be no surprise to any of us that Mitt Romney was a hand-picked choice of the Tea Party and Grover Norquist and became an expert at saying what ever it took to win the elections. We already knew that about Mitt but we did think that there might be some sincerity in his concern for Israel’s interests. We are all going to have to pick up shovels for sure, if we are going to be prepared for the boat load of manure coming our way, on Obama care and the next election. The phones and recordings are ringing loudly in the red States.
I guess the good news is; they are already accusing President Obama for doing the right thing just in order to avoid all their numerous committees against him and the government, while they try to distract from their own pathetic votes against our allies and the Geneva Convention. Their other big attack remains Obama care following town hall meetings and a month’s vacation of campaigning. Since we already know what their messages are, without having to answer our phones, it might be a good deal to just unplug them.
But I digress, as the real sweet heart and party favorite of the right-wing Conservatives was Rick Santorum. He was the runner-up candidate to Mitt Romney in the Republican primaries. Remember him; just over a year ago when he said on NBC, “If he became President he would demand that Iran open up all their suspected nuclear program or face air strikes.”
Don’t forget just months ago He launched a campaign against Chuck Hagel claiming Hagel hated Israel and was a neo-con who loved Iran. The conservatives never did trust Mitt Romney as they didn’t trust that he was a true Conservative. If both candidates were not lying in order to win elections or the Conservatives and Tea Party today are not putting politics before the lives of children and the Geneva Convention, and over the common decency of humanity, then don’t we all have to ask, “Where did the love go between Israel and the Conservatives and Libertarians after today’s vote?”
Who are the real Conservatives and Libertarians paid and bought for by the Tea Party? If we pay attention to what it is that they are all saying we notice they all say the exact same thing. They may have different adjectives and colloquialisms but it is like they take a page from the same book and repeat identically the same way. It goes like this: “if Obama is going to make the decision without us why bother.” “President Obama got in too late so now has no credibility,” ”Obama waffles because it isn’t his red line but the World’s red line” ”Because of President Obama’s weak leadership the cost of getting in is too high ,” It never has to do with them.
We of course are suppose to be too stupid to know that President Obama did not establish the red line in 1925 of International law or The red line established by the Geneva Convention in the 1950′s, and later by congress in 1993. They complained when President Obama was being advised to go in without their vote and now are complaining because he waited to get their vote. All 300 plus of them say the exact same thing always!
Surely, they must understand that if the Israelis did not feel threatened by chemical weapons being used in Syria they would not be test firing missiles or handing out gas masks. Are they friend or foe to our allies and friends in the Region? Was it just lies as we suspected in order to win an election? Is all that talk of immigration reform by Marco Rubio just more of the same? Is that why Mitch McConnell started campaigning the day after President Obama was elected and his seat appears to always be empty?
Yes both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum lost their campaigns so why do either have any relevance now, you might ask? The answer of course was because their supporters were out-raged while these men professed that President Barack Obama was failing to protect our good ally and friend the Israelis and cheered wildly when both men talked tough about not hesitating to put boots on the ground or commit to air strikes in order to protect our ally. So is the truth that it is President Obama who has tried every peaceful and humanitarian rescue only to fail to stop a tyrant, and is now asking for air strikes in order to prevent boots on the ground later, the reason these crowds have reversed themselves on the need to protect our allies that is driving their anger? If it is what does that say about the American people.
When are the Heads of other Nations, who depend on our military, which is the only military large enough and capable enough and equipped with the latest in technology to under go the strikes, going to stand up and speak out for not just President Obama but for their own people and humanity in general? The Syrian people as do Jordan both need their humanitarian aid as well as their courage to say the Assad regime needs to go. Do we in President Barack Obama and the nine others who have voiced their out rage and support publicly have the only Heads of State who are not afraid to voice opinion? Where are the other World Democracies who are hiding in the shadows while asking, “What is America going to do about it?”
Are we to now believe that the 39% of the Republican Conservative base who have consistently showed support for the Iraq war and George Bush now convinced that all war or military strikes are wrong? Does it mean nothing now when it comes to Assad refusing to up hold the Geneva Convention and International law and killing children and adults with weapons of mass destruction and endangering Israel along with our other good friends and allies in the region along with our National Security? Are we to believe that the South has gone hippie and turned into peaceniks?
Rand Paul of Kentucky, another of the tea party favorite of course, is claiming that he has not heard one single person say they are in favor of the strikes in Syria. He also claims he gets standing ovations in Kentucky when he speaks out against it.
There are of course rumors going around that Rand Paul is making threats against those who refuse to speak out against the strikes and the future of their election success. Just so he wouldn’t be able to repeat in public again the idea that he hasn’t heard a single person in favor of the strikes, my Republican friend sent him an email reminding him that she was in favor of the strikes and just kind of wondering out loud how he planned on winning as President if the only thing he was going to do was to surround himself with anti-war protestors. Sooner or later that boy is going to need a spoon full of reality just as Marco Rubio is, if they ever do think they can carry an election or make up their own Constitution and law.
I have a few questions to ask all of you who are weary of war and against the strikes to stop a despot from torturing children and breaking the laws of humanity. Would we be better off to try to stop the Assad regime from ruthless and horrendous murders and rape or is it better to stand back and do nothing while tyrants control our allies and the World? Would you tolerate them doing the same thing in your/our own Country before taking a stand to do the right thing? Would your freedom have been better if that had been the justification of those who fought Stalin or Hitler? How much lip service about how you feel so bad or hate what is going on can we stand, before our National Security interests and the lives of our friends and allies are destroyed, will make a difference? You seem to think you know better that to do nothing will some how solve the problem. When was it ever not true that, “Bullshit walked while actions talked?”
I’ve spent enough time in the South to know that the people of the South depend on and like their military. It is the main employer in areas of the South. The military first and for most job is to protect and to go when called. It is not the military that is weary since they do know when good men do nothing it will be their job to risk it all to protect our allies and the Syrians, out of honor. The more we delay the more our own military will have to face sarin gas and will have to put boots on the ground. Make no mistakes about it if we do not act now we most certainly will have to later. Will that make a difference to you when we jeopardize their lives further? The thought that people of the South are going to become “peaceniks” any time too soon is the same as saying, “Some day Rush Limbaugh is going to tell the truth.” or “men in history who chose to do nothing did not perish.” Think about what it is we all are jeopardizing when we tuck our children and grandchildren into bed tonight. They need us to be the heroes in their lives.