History will show that the Labour party saved David Cameron's arse by denying him the ability to join Obama in an insane Syrian adventure
. Some evidence
suggests that Cameron may have secretly wanted this outcome, humiliating as it is.
One thing's for sure: The UK vote would not have gone the way it did if the evidence that John Kerry said was there actually were
there. A growing number of people suspect that the rebels
, not Assad, launched the CW attack in Ghouta. That idea is not just another conspiracy theory. Each day, the world keeps waiting for that scenario to be proven wrong, but the proof never comes.
Nevertheless, Obama seems determined on a military strike
. He has lost the British, he has lost Europe, he has lost the UN, and he is even losing Congress. He is losing some Republicans with hawkish reputations, and he is losing the progressives
. Yet he continues to dance to the neocons' mad tune.
By the way, we are back to the "intercepted phone call" story
A critical piece of the intelligence, officials said, is an intercepted telephone call between Syrian military officials, one of whom seems to suggest that the chemical weapons attack was more devastating than was intended. “It sounds like he thinks this was a small operation that got out of control,” one intelligence official said.
I don't buy it. How could even a "small" CW attack on civilians have benefited Assad? The tide of war favored his side; a CW attack provides the pretext for American intervention.
The question of the day is cui bono?
Our British friends were wise to ask that question. We should too.
I wish Hillary Clinton would publicly break with Obama on Syria. The President is about to inflict a deep wound on the Democratic party. Hillary Clinton can best serve both her party and her country if she asks for non-intervention. She -- or someone of similar stature -- must remind the world that true
liberals stand for peace.