He drew it in pencil, and he is doing his best to erase it.
What happens when an American President draws a “red line”, and it is crossed, and the President of the U.S. demurs? Bedlam, that’s what happens. Prepare for it.
Here’s what he said: “To use weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line in terms of international norms and laws – that’s going to be a game changer,” Obama said. “For the Syrian Government to use chemical weapons on its people will change my calculus.”
Well, it did change his calculus. But not in a way that one would think, except of course despots all over the world who, unlike most liberals in our country, know that our President is a charlatan and has the backbone of a jellyfish.
Obama drew a clear red line. The Syrians crossed it. Obama obfuscates, hesitates, lies, calls for more investigation, forms commissions, and asks for reports. This would be great if Obama was an executive at GM, but unfortunately for us and the free world he is the President of the United States.
Message to Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-un, and Vladimir Putin: Kill at will, use whatever weapons you want, develop whatever weapons you want. You can count on us to, well, do nothing.