I’m not sure if the word “shameless” is strong enough. SCOAMF might work
(CNN) President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to make good on its opposition to the banned armaments.
“I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line,” Obama told reporters on the first day of a four-day trip to Sweden and Russia to attend a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg.
Like most, I was flabbergasted when I heard this live.
It’s almost as if, he just lies or something. RT @CNBC: President Obama: "I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line."
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) September 4, 2013
Obama can't blame Bush, so he blames the whole world! Good grief…but still using I,My,Me, Mine every other word
— TXN_1st (@Prairie_Patriot) September 4, 2013
“My credibility is not on the line, the international community’s credibility is on the line,” he responds.
He also said Congress’ credibility is on the line. Interestingly, Sweden hasn’t rushed out to go bomb Syria. Or even noted that they’re interested. Nor have any other nations.
Hey, remember when the world set a red line requiring Saddam to comply with weapons inspectors? One set by UN Res 1441
— WilliamTeach (@WilliamTeach) September 4, 2013
I was also disappointed that Obama slouched and leaned on the podium virtually the entire time. Rather embarrassing.
More: The Weekly Standard has the video.