War Gods Angry!
As we’ve noted in previous pieces, the war gods are strong in America. And they don’t particularly like being told “no.”
Accordingly, top GOP military-industrial complex servants John McCain and Lindsey Graham are a bit miffed that their erstwhile interventionist ally, U.S. President Barack Obama, is now seeking a “diplomatic solution” to the wholly manufactured Syrian crisis.
Having been told in no uncertain terms that the American people do not support intervening in the Syrian civil war absent a compelling national interest (which does not exist), Obama has decided to grasp at a Russian proposal which would ostensibly address the cache of chemical weapons held by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
In fact that screeching sound you hear is Obama’s armor-plated SUV racing as fast and as far away as it possibly can from a congressional vote authorizing his Syrian aggression. And with good reason … Obama was going to lose the Syrian military authorization vote. Badly.
But retreat has its consequences … and we’re not just talking about the goat show our leaders are currently putting on for the rest of the world to see.
McCain is already referring to the Russian proposal embraced by Obama as “a game of rope-a-dope.” Meanwhile Graham joined McCain in stating Obama should have offered a “clearer plan to test the seriousness” of the Russian plan.
In other words, the warmonger coalition backed by the fourteen percent of America that “strongly supports” military action against Syria is splitting apart … which we think is nothing short of poetic.
The government’s military-industrial complex thought it could follow the same old interventionist playbook: Fabricating intelligence, manufacturing outrage, strong-arming our “allies” and bypassing Congress en route to the senseless waste of American money and lives.
Except it didn’t work this time …
Now they get to fight amongst themselves.