It's hard to imagine, but Obama is going full throttle with his wrongheaded policy of appeasement and capitulation. The world is spinning out of control since the US switched sides (against itself, I might add) and elected a jihad President.
Syria is on the US "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list. What's changed?
Obama's latest handover of Lebanon to Syria has generated the worst outrage and frustration among reformers and freedom lovers in the Middle East.
It was a nuclear bombmaking factory that Israel took out on September 6 - provided by the North Koreans no less. It was a UN investigation that indicted Assad and co of the assassinations of Hariri, Gemayal and journalists in Lebanon.
This, of course, is not new. This is Democrat policy: to side with America's enemies. Read about it in my interview with Egyptian Sandmonkey after Nancy Pelosi's visit with Assad (where clearly a deal was made with the devil):
SANDMONKEY: Let me tell you something. I was in Turkey a couple of weeks ago and I met a couple of Syrian activists. They one thing they told me that was really funny about the Pelosi visit. After Pelosi came to Syria two things happened. People on Syrian TV were saying, "We forced the Americans to knock on the Damascus gate!" Sort of like an admission that we messed things up in Iraq so much that America had to come and beg for their help.
But the day after Pelosi's visits there were immediate arrests of Syrian activists. That was the fruit she yielded. "Oh the Americans came over and they said they have a different foreign policy and they're more interested in placating Bashar's ego." And he went out and got [arrested] everyone he wanted because he knew he had an ally in Washington that wouldn't pressure him as much.
CNN: "Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Moustapha said the decision reflects the genuine desire by the United States to reverse Bush administration policy and engage Syria, which he said would be good for both nations and for the region".
Of course President Bush withdrew the American representative, because Syria was assassinating the leaders of Lebanon, was/is supporting terrorism, and was meddling in Iraq and Lebanon. What's changed? - except that our President has switched sides.
The White House announced the plans Wednesday, saying the move reflects President Obama's commitment to be more "fully engaged" in the Arab world.
"This strongly reflects the administration's recognition of the role Syria plays, and the hope of the role that the Syrian government can play constructively to promote peace and stability in the region," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.
According to Gibbs, since Obama took office in January there have been a series of meetings with administration officials and Syrian leadership.
The US pulled its ambassador to Syria in February 2005, expressing "profound outrage" over the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri who had protested Syrian influence in his country. Although Washington never directly accused Syria of carrying out the murder, the US had criticized Syria for its support of Hamas and Hezbollah, and for not doing enough to end the influx of militants into neighboring Iraq.
Jeffrey D. Feltman, the acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, informed Syria's ambassador to the United States of the decision on Tuesday night.