Middle East

Ben Rhodes Reveals the SICK Reason Obama Wouldn’t Intervene in Syria


Remember when President Obama set a “firm” red line about the Syrian regime not using chemical weapons against its own people?

Do you also remember when he did absolutely nothing as the Syrian regime proceeded to use chemical weapons?

I bet you do remember when the international community snickered behind his back over that, and American influence in the Middle East plummeted as a result.

Well, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser to Obama, just revealed why the outgoing president failed so miserably in that particular instance.

In a statement to Politico, Rhodes said that Obama was afraid of being impeached if he took action in Syria.

“We had no international support. The only country in the world that was prepared to join us was France,” he said. “We actually had Congress warning us against taking action without congressional authorization, which we interpreted as the president could face impeachment.”

Over half a million people have died in the Syrian civil war. But Obama was too concerned about protecting his job to help them. What an outstanding leader of the free world…

And anyway, Rhodes’ argument doesn’t hold much water.

The entire international community at the time was outraged over the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons. American intervention would likely have been welcomed.

There’s also the fact that Congress was and still is issuing very public warnings about not mistreating Israel, and Obama has no problem ignoring those.

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