I've got a bad feeling....
Alternet reports that "Members of the House leadership from both parties have pledged their support for military strikes in Syria. House speaker Boehner, majority leader Cantor and minority leader Pelosi made coordinated statements backing the president. Senator John McCain applauded Boehner's statement."
The neocons, along with other Israel-firsters who populate the Congress seem to be falling in line with Obummer and the MIC agenda. For the first time in his presidency he's actually fighting for something - and it's another WAR! In Syria, whose allies include Russia and China! Does anyone with a brain stem actually believe that "a strike" will be the end of it? That it won't spiral out of control and drag in other countries and become a global conflict? War peddler Kerry has already admitted the possibility of "boots on the ground" in Syria.
And the administration has already let it slip that they have a "broader agenda" in Syria. That much is accurate. They don't say what the real broader agenda is, of course - control of the region's vast oil and gas resources. But they're convinced that we're stupid enough (with the help of 24/7 corporate media programming) to buy into the fable that this is all about a "humanitarian" response, or "sending a message" to Assad. What they can't explain is how bombing Syria will make the situation better for anyone except war industry contractors and investors.
It's ironic, isn't it? Nobel Peace Prize winner Obomber finally fights for something tooth-and-nail, and it's for Congressional blessing to launch a military blitz against a country that has not harmed or attacked the U.S. in any way. One wonders what the result would have been if he had fought this hard for job creation, or a single-payer healthcare option, Wall Street accountability, ending tax loopholes for the rich, or any of a dozen other things that could have improved life for millions of Americans.
But the actions of this corrupt administration speak for themselves. Loud and clear.
If you'd like to at least try to do something to stop the madness, call your critters this week, starting with Obama: 202-456-1111. In WNC, call Senator Hagan, 202-224-6342, Senator Burr at 202-224-3154, Representative Meadows at 202-225-6401. Those of you in other areas, go to senate.gov and house.gov to email your reps and get their phone numbers.