By the time you hear this, bombs may be falling on Syria. The Obama administration and various leakers have given so much information about timing and intent to the regime of Bashir al-Assad that any attack is bound to be useless. In fact, the administration says it will be swift and brief. In other words, no consequence.
Does anyone think a missile spanking will deter Assad? His father killed at least 25,000 of his countrymen. Iran has threatened retaliation for any attack on Syria, including terrorist attacks on U.S. interests and possibly inside this country. There is little support for an attack on Syria and so far the president has not asked Congress for authorization.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who was for the Iraq war before he was against it, claims to have proof Assad used chemical weapons. The Bush administration claimed it had proof that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they were never found.
Bombing Syria will not solve anything but it could make matters worse, especially if Israel is attacked. This is a foreign policy run amok.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: August 30, 2013