That’s what Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Russians when they offered to send a delegation to Washington to discuss the situation in Syria. No. Fucking. Thanks.
The refusal comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and the U.S. on issues such as Syria, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and human rights. Putin has opposed a U.S. attack on Syria, but has said he might support a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people.
As far as I can see, this is about ego. It’s about Zero’s ego, because, goddamit, he’s already set a red line, which he didn’t set, because everyone else set it, and it was Congress and the rest of the world, and… SHUT UP, RACIST! It’s Bush’s fault!
“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.” — Barack Obama, August 20, 2012
And I also I understand it’s about America’s ego, because, goddamit, we can’t have the Russians telling us what to do, because we’re Amurrica, dammit, and they’re the damn Russkies, and we’re the superpower.
And I understand we can’t allow a dictator to gas his own people like he did a year ago, and like other dictators have done throughout the years, because gas is so much worse than bullets, or just hacking your enemy to death.
Gee, the last time we set out on an adventure based on a spurious claim by a bugfuck crazy informant, things turned out oh so well!
But Boehner, McCain, Graham and the rest of the pro-war posse don’t want to hear it. They’ve made up their minds. No discussion necessary. No examination of the evidence needed.
After all, as long as we do the exact opposite of what the Russians want, things will be OK, right?