Really? Obama Promises Syria Strike Will Have No Objective

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from The Gray Area:

How can you have a military operation with “NO objective“. That scares the hell out of me. The commander in chief wants us to “do something” about the chemical weapons use in Syria and he proposes an operation with no objective. That’s quality leadership for you.

from The New Yorker,

Attempting to quell criticism of his proposal for a limited military mission in Syria, President Obama floated a more modest strategy today, saying that any U.S. action in Syria would have “no objective whatsoever.”

“Let me be clear,” he said in an interview on CNN. “Our goal will not be to effect régime change, or alter the balance of power in Syria, or bring the civil war there to an end. We will simply do something random there for one or two days and then leave.”

“I want to reassure our allies and the people of Syria that what we are about to undertake, if we undertake it at all, will have no purpose or goal,” he said. “This is consistent with U.S. foreign policy of the past.”

While Mr. Obama clearly hoped that his proposal of a brief and pointless intervention in Syria would reassure the international community, it immediately drew howls of protest from U.S. allies,

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