By the time you hear this, bombs may have fallen on Syria. Or maybe not.
The tiny coalition President Obama put together -- Britain, France and us -- is unraveling. An outcry in the UK has caused Prime Minister David Cameron to pull back from his pledge of an immediate strike against Syria, and French president Hollande wants to wait until U.N. inspectors finish their Syria work before any attack.
The Associated Press reports the intelligence linking Syrian president Bashar al-Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 people is no "slam dunk," with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike. This, according to U.S. intelligence sources.
President Obama has no foreign policy. Correction: he has one and it is a failure. From his Cairo speech, to pressure on Israel, to Benghazi, it hasn't worked. All he cares about is turning America into a socialist state with government as our master. Iran is watching all this as it moves toward a nuclear weapon. What will President Obama do then? I shudder to think.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: September 2, 2013