Yeah, "play it again" because, as another song says, "We've heard that song before."
The problem with all the rhetorical blather from Barack Obama is that it has brought us to the doorstep of the imminent implosion of the Middle East and likely what will become World War III.
I don't want it. Most American's don't want it, and it appears, most of the civilized world doesn't want it, but Obama hangs tight. He's simply constitutionally unable to admit that perhaps he made a mistake in his challenge to Syria.
He drew a red line. Then, did it again. Then, again.
The media were shown bodies in Syria – dead, we are told, from a gas attack on civilians, Aug. 21 by the government of Syria.
That was the "red line" Obama referenced, but when he was called on it – i.e. what are you going to do now, Obama? – he had the unmitigated gall to deny he said it.
"I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line."
For those who dared to raise the question as to whether he was/is a man of his word, he pulled his usual defense: blame.
"My credibility's not on the line. The international community's credibility is on the line. And America and Congress' credibility is on the line."
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is common among men: A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. (Ecclesiastes: 6:1-2)
Vanity, indeed. "Apology" and "mistake" are two words that are not in his vocabulary.
I'm filled up-to-here with the pomposity of the man who is president. I doubt I'm alone.
Obama is so full of himself, his vision is blurred. He believes what he says and believes that anyone within earshot accepts his words as "gospel."
And yes, I use that word deliberately because Barack Obama clearly sees himself as some sort of Messiah – put on this planet at this time in history to change the course of civilization.
He told us that during his first presidential campaign. Who can forget the ridiculous line, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He said it with a straight face.
As the election grew closer, he became more bold and grandiose and, for those with a brain, more threatening: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
On that point, he was right. He has changed this country on just about every aspect he's touched.
The economy is in the dumper, people have lost their jobs and financial cushions for the future, he's gutted the best health-care system in the world and is doing the same to our educational system.
He's challenged the practice of religion and supported the "right" of the government to demand people defy their beliefs.
Obama policies have changed traditional culture, forcing gay marriage, promoting abortion, is in the process of turning the military into a do-good, social agency that's losing its teeth while the entire military is being reduced. Our military stockpile, from conventional weapons to nuclear, is being cut as though a weakened U.S. will encourage our enemies to leave us alone.
This is from someone who is supposed to be street-smart. Does he really think thugs leave disarmed people alone?
No, Barack. A disarmed person is a patsy, a target, and that's what you are turning us into.
Obama turned the "red line" controversy against Congress, demanding a vote for us to agree to attack Syria. Democrats and Republicans are torn.
Most don't want war; most are concerned about the early demand that there be no "boots on the ground," even though it's clear that any attack will involve much more than a few missiles launched into Syrian territory.
The "world" is avoiding Obama on this – most countries refuse to back him.
Secretary of State John Kerry says Middle East countries will pay for the whole military operation.
Really? We'll hire out our young men and women to do the dirty work of a part of the world that would like nothing better than to see an end to us in every way possible?
Talk about 30 pieces of silver.
Republican John McCain sounds like an all-out hawk while top pols on both sides of the aisle play right into Obama's trap: You can't disagree with him or you'll be deemed a racist.
That's why it's doubtful there'll be a vote. Then what?
We have enemies this man refuses to acknowledge or even name.
He has made threats against a nation whose leader we don't like. With that, we side with so-called "rebels" who actually are the enemy he refuses to identify.
All the while, John Kerry defends it and Russian President Vladimir Putin calls him "a liar."
Woe to thee, O Land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! (Ecclesiastes 10:16)