While answering questions from reporters, he was asked if there was any way that Syria could avoid our wrath. He responded, "Of course, they could give up all of their chemical weapons and turn them into the international community within one week. All of them, every single one." An off-the-cuff remark, something the Administration often does, has changed the entire complexion of the debate.
Within no time at all, our "friend" Vladimir Putin jumped on the remark by stating he was all for it and he would meet with his Syrian ally to get the ball rolling. And much to the chagrin of Obama and his band of amateurs, Putin moves to center stage in diplomacy while the United States continues to look weak and uncertain.
Now don't get me wrong, I am glad that Kerry misspoke if it means that we will not foolishly open the powder keg that is Syria, but it certainly doesn't do America any good to show openly that it really has no firm positions on anything. After all, Obama himself started the entire "red line" in the sand thing before disavowing that he said it.
By now the entire world knows just how unprepared the Administration is regarding anything except turning America into a second or third-rate country. Make no mistake about it, friends, a superpower that doesn't appear to have conviction or know what it is doing won't be a superpower for long. And with the lowering expectations here at home, be it lack of good jobs, increase in welfare programs, or resultant demise of productivity, our standing in the world and our standard of living at home is becoming a disastrous consequence of unchecked liberalism. Obama's plan to "fundamentally change the United States of America" is becoming more apparent every day, it's just not the change that Americans were expecting.
There is a silver lining in what is happening in Syria, however, at least from my perspective. If you believe as I do that Obama clearly favors the rebel cause which is full of anti-American hate in the form of Al Qaeda and the Brotherhood, then the gaffe by Kerry is likely to be a blocking factor to their power grab. As bad as Assad may be, he at least allows Syrian Christians to live at peace, something that the rebels clearly won't do. Maybe, just maybe, this will lead to a better outcome for all concerned. Maybe this will avoid an even bigger internal Syrian bloodbath than has already happened. I hope and pray that this might be so.
I pray each night for our Syrian Christian friends and trust that He will protect them while ultimately helping this part of the world to find peace.
God, send Thy Holy Spirit into every heart and soul in Syria and bring them peace at long last. And help the whole world experience a similar awakening. Stop mankind from continuing to destroy itself. Amen.