Sunday, April 09, 2017

Syria Hypocrisy

Suffer the Children
I can look in their faces and say 'You can't come'. ~ Candidate Trump (Feb. 2016) when asked if he could "look [Syrian] children aged five, eight, ten, in the face and tell them they can't go to school here"

That [gas] attack on [Syrian] children yesterday had a big impact on me. ~ Trump (Apr. 5, 2017)

Well, Syrian children have to come with Syrian adults. ~ Nikki Haley (Apr. 9, 2017) explaining why the Trump Administration will continue to refuse to take in children refugees of the Syrian holocaust.
Trump cares about the children but no so much that he cares to help save their lives.

Assad Has to Stay (or Go) 
Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out. ~ Nikki Haley (Mar. 31, 2017)
We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there. ~ Nikki Haley (Apr. 9, 2017) 

It's important that we keep our priorities straight. ~ Rex Tillerson (Apr. 9, 2017) explaining that removing Assad is not an American priority

There has to be a degree of simultaneous activity. ~ H. R. McMasters (Apr. 9, 2017) proposes removing Assad at the same time as fighting ISIS
Consistent messaging is so last year.

Donald Trump Says
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate. ~ Oct. 12, 2012

What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval. ~ Aug. 29, 2012

The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not! ~ Aug. 30, 2013

President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. ~ Sept. 7, 2013

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