Bucksays hasn’t said much since the election. I came to the conclusion that the American Dream train left the station with the reelection of Obama. 52% of the voting public decided that a mindless leader was deserving of an extended opportunity to totally tank the nation.
I decided to hunker down and try to protect myself and enjoy time with friends and family. I felt that an important health move would be to avoid the news. A longtime friend suggested that this would be a most important single thing I could do to avoid a major health catastrophe. I’ve been taking his advice and concentrating on the two tomato, one squash and 5 pepper plants we planted in the spring. That has resulted in a normal blood pressure reading for months.
The Syria situation has intruded into my avoidance program and Obama is once again threatening my blood pressure.
His proposal to bomb Syria is simply stupid. The potential unintended consequences of such an action are so enormous that careful thought and congressional involvement are imperative requirements. Careful thought about our nations interests are never a prime mover for Obama’s decisions.
I am sure that the primary considerations in administration discussions are concerning political consequences for the Democratic Party. The potential involvement of Iran and attacks on Israel loom as retaliatory moves after a U.S. strike. The potential of blowing up the chemical weapons and killing thousands of innocents is a real possibility. As horrific as the alleged actions of Basher Assad seem to be, it is not clear, what is the immediate threat to our national interests?
Whatever action we take should not simply be an effort to cover the President’s stupid thoughtless declaration several weeks ago that “the use of chemical weapons in Syria would draw a red line in the sand, which would change his calculus.”
I’ll bet he never took a course in calculus.