Syria

Obama’s Fault

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against the city of Idlib this morning, killing dozens of people including children using Sarin gas.

The Trump regime couldn't be arsed to issue a statement on the attack for most of the day, but now we can see the Hot Take they've been cooking up all this time:

Got that? It's Obama's fault because he didn't unilaterally bomb the sovereign nation of Syria four years ago.

Trump's statement says the attack 'can't be ignored,' but he will probably forget about this by the time he puts on his bathrobe and starts tweeting tonight. He's going to do absolutely nothing about this after blaming Obama for it.

You may recall that President Obama called the GOP's bluff in 2013. He requested the authority to launch attacks against Syrian forces which Congress denied.

This brings back a lot of memories, such as Rand Paul delivering the Rand Paul Rebuttal to Rand Paul. The GOP pulled itself in a dozen different directions regarding the Syrian civil war, but they're still blaming Obama.

  • I long ago reached the point where I just respond ‘no’ instinctively if a Republican says anywhere my about President Obama.

  • muselet

    Interesting that Bashar al-Assad decided to gas the city of Idlib not long after Nikki Haley—our ambassador to the United Nations, never forget—said the US is no longer seeking regime change in Syria.

    Surely that’s a coincidence, though. All bad news must be the fault of someone other than Donald Trump, so this horror must be the black guy’s fault because reasons.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong
  • fry1laurie

    Damn right it was Obama’s fault, just like 911, the Bay of Pigs, WWII, the English Civil War, the crucifixion of Jesus and the extinction of the dinosaurs!!!!!!!

  • ninjaf

    Trump’s statement says the attack ‘can’t be ignored,’ but he will probably forget about this by the time he puts on his bathrobe and starts tweeting tonight. He’s going to do absolutely nothing about this after blaming Obama for it.

    Just like they put Iran on “notice” when they took office?

    • And now they are essentially siding with Iran, Russia and the Assad regime, their useless statement not withstanding.