September 9, 2013

FOD - Oslo wants its prize back edition

Today the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will take to every major network (or whichever six he considers 'major') to plead his case for bombing the crap out of Syria, prior to his Tuesday plea to the American people.  Tuesday, because he knows better than to screw with Monday Night Football.

Over the weekend, the Obama administration was frantically setting the stage, with gruesome post-chemical attack videos 'leaked' and various heavy hitters voicing their support for the plan to strike. 

It was the WH Chief of Staff's comment on the videos that made me giggle:
"I hope every member of Congress before he or she decides how to cast a vote will look at the videos,” White House Chief-of-Staff Denis McDonough told “Fox News Sunday.” “It´s unbelievably horrendous.”
On CBS's "Face the Nation" Mr. McDonough said that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a US military response.
But McDonough also conceded that the administration lacks "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence" that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking.
"This is not a court of law. And intelligence does not work that way," he said.
"Common-sense test"?  When has this administration ever sniffed common sense, much less employed it?  This from the administration that routinely, and blatantly, ignores the citizens in a representative government, telling us that if we only knew what they knew, we wouldn't question their actions. And then to follow the 'common sense' comment with an admission that there is no evidence related to the chemical attacks that would satisfy most Americans

Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".  I bet there are five guys in Norway wishing they could have a do-over vote.

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