At a press conference in Sweden, while taking his sales job for attacking Syria on the road, President Obama said "the world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent." But you never get the full meal deal during a sales pitch. What I believe Mr. Moral Authority is leaving out is the weaponry the U.S. plans to deploy when given the green light, or not, by Congress.
If the administration truly abhors the "the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders," in John Kerry words as he "Colin Powell-ed" us during remarks at the State Department last week, it would not be planning to bomb anyone, anywhere. Each Tomahawk cruise missile carries a single 1,000-pound bomb or 166 smaller cluster bombs. And each of these explodes into over 200 sharp steel fragments, capable of shredding any child -- or family -- within 400 feet.
Do the math. Then join us in the streets, or phone your Congressional representative, and loudly and clearly oppose another pointless war holding another sovereign nation accountable for anything when this country continually neglects to set its own red lines on killing.