RON HART: War with Syria another Mideast mess

Published: Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 09:26 AM.

This one feels like that one. I say we lay low, and I think a war-weary country agrees. On the plus side, this would be our third war in the Mideast, so the next one is free.

London newspapers say the administration is mum on the Benghazi attacks because the CIA was covertly supplying military arms to rebels called the “Syrian Alliance,” from there. And if you do not know much about these rebels we are supplying, stay tuned. We will be at war with them in about two years. At least we will know what weapons they will be using by checking our invoices.

The U.S. Government likes to rotate its dictators every few years, like crops. Removing a strong-arm leader who keeps order is like firing a great bouncer at a biker bar. A thugocracy often works well to keep order in Third World hell holes.

The other choice is a theocracy, and a Muslim theocracy is worse for us.  Muslims let a few, out-of-touch religious zealots elect the leaders for their nation.  They then seek to force their interpretation of antiquated religious doctrines into law. It’s the same thing Republicans do with the Iowa primaries.

Opposition forces linked to al-Qaida took over oil wells and declared a Sharia state in Syria. Now they are oil speculators, capitalists who control their own state government. I say we let things take their natural course, as they are about two business cycles away from joining a country club and encouraging their daughters to pledge Chi Omega.

With the debacle of Iraq hanging over him, and after Obama said he was going to bomb Syria, Great Britain bailed on him. Obama suddenly wants to work with Congress to put them on the record. This president is not about leadership, he is about blame. Instead of nuclear codes carried by a general, Obama is followed around by David Axelrod carrying a briefcase that contains codes for whom to blame for scandals.

Obama should avoid this complex attack, but I am afraid that he has decided to go ahead.  If it turns out to be a mess, Obama has already asked Susan Rice pick out a few anti-Muslim videos to blame for the debacle. 

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