It does seem a little odd that the POTUS didn't make the announcement himself, since it really is a big deal to become more activist in Syria.
He said, “These forces are engaged with a deadly struggle with the Assad regime and President Obama has chosen this moment to signal that it is now suddenly in our vital security interests to intervene in Syria. It seems far more likely a recipe for disaster.”
He continued, “Regardless, let me suggest a simple rule. Don’t give weapons to people who hate us. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill us.”
Lol. Finally, a politician with common sense!
Cruz also pointed out that Obama didn’t even have the guts to directly tell the American people of his plan to arm the rebels — instead, he had a White House spokesperson do it. According to a new poll, 70 percent of Americans oppose arming the rebels in Syria and do not want to get involved in another foreign conflict.
“In a case where his policy is so at odds with the will of the people,” said Cruz, “it’s beholden on the President to make his case and persuade us that this proposed intervention is necessary.”