A few weeks ago innocent Syrian civil war victims were a terror threat to America. Now they are still innocent Syrian civil war victims and still considered a terror threat to America.
But it was a great photo opp to toss the evangelicals some red meat:
Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children.It was a slow and brutal death for so many.
Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror....
We ask for God's wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world.
We pray for the lives of the wounded and the souls of those who have passed and we hope that as long as America stands for justice then peace and harmony will prevail.
Good night and God bless America and the entire world.The President also declared,
Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.Which makes one wonder, in passing, how a man who constantly claims as true things that aren't but says he gets credit now because they may be right in the future managed to toss off that line with a straight face given his own history:
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
More 2013 Syrian bloviation can be found here.
The President*s reliance on his TelePrompTer text was almost embarrassing, as he read out one line at a time, and followed on-the-glass directions ("Turn to the Left. Turn to the Right").