“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” So, said Sarah Palin Friday evening.
Her sharply sarcastic statement (scroll down for full text), posted on her Facebook page as usual, followed President Obama’s latest global update on his unusually long deliberations over what he describes as a minor reaction to Syria’s use of chemical weapons against Syrians. Fifty-three weeks ago Obama drew a red line in the sand, saying:
“We have been very clear to the Assad regime but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is; we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.”
Last winter Bashar Assad used chemical weapons, killing a few hundred of his countrymen, country-women and country-children. No White House action then.