Obama’s Threats of War With Syria (and the Threats Against the U.S. For Doing So)

August 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm / by

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Guess who said the following about going to war with Iraq:

“They will be all the more lethal if we allow them to build arsenals of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them.  There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region and the security of all the rest of us.  Before the Gulf War of 1991, Saddam had built up a terrible arsenal, and he had used it. Not once, but many times in a decade-long war with Iran, he used chemical weapons against combatants, against civilians, against a foreign adversary and even against his own people.”

No, it wasn’t President Bush.

President Bill Clinton spoke these words in 1998 on the steps of the Pentagon, explaining to the American public why war with Iraq was necessary.  President Clinton called Iraq and the Saddam Hussein regime a “lethal and unholy axis” of international terrorists and outlaw states.

Throughout Clinton’s years in office, he and his advisors firmly believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.  One of the main reasons they believed this to be true is because they not only had proof that Saddam Hussein used WMD’s against Iran in the mid-1980s, but Saddam later used WMD’s on his own people, “killing more than 5,000 civilians in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Halabja in March 1988”.  Years were spent playing footsies with weapons inspectors as Iraq’s mad dictator Saddam Hussein more than likely moved the WMD’s from place to place.

From the Weekly Standard, the following is a list of known WMD’s in 1998 based on Iraq’s own admissions:

* In the years immediately prior to the first Gulf War, Iraq produced at least 3.9 tons of VX, a deadly nerve gas, and acquired 805 tons of precursor ingredients for the production of more VX.

* Iraq had produced or imported some 4,000 tons of ingredients to produce other types of poison gas.

* Iraq had produced 8,500 liters of anthrax.

* Iraq had produced 500 bombs fitted with parachutes for the purpose of delivering poison gas or germ payloads.

* Iraq had produced 550 artillery shells filled with mustard gas.

* Iraq had produced or imported 107,500 casings for chemical weapons.

* Iraq had produced at least 157 aerial bombs filled with germ agents.

* Iraq had produced 25 missile warheads containing germ agents (anthrax, aflatoxin, and botulinum).

In July 2003, Clinton talked about his frustrations with Iraq:

“When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for. That is, at the end of the first Gulf War, we knew what he had. We knew what was destroyed in all the inspection processes and that was a lot. And then we bombed with the British for four days in 1998. We might have gotten it all; we might have gotten half of it; we might have gotten none of it. But we didn’t know. So I thought it was prudent for the president to go to the U.N. and for the U.N. to say you got to let these inspectors in, and this time if you don’t cooperate the penalty could be regime change, not just continued sanctions.”

After the 9/11/01 attacks, President Bush once again sent weapons inspectors into Iraq and, once again, they were told when and where they could (or could not) search. Unfortunately for Saddam, after 9/11 America wasn’t in any position to play his dangerous games any longer and we needed to take any and all threats seriously.  As British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, “9/11 altered the balance of risk”.

After many years—and two presidencies– dealing with weapons’ inspections and Saddam Hussein’s constant threats, we went to war with Iraq.  Protesters were out in the streets every day proclaiming President Bush a ‘war monger’ and isolated him as the ‘one and only reason’ we were toppling Saddam’s regime.

While campaigning in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said the following about the Iraq War:

“War is sometimes necessary, but it has grave consequences, and the judgment to go to war can never be undone.

Five years ago today, President George W. Bush addressed the nation. Bombs had started to rain down on Baghdad. War was necessary, the President said, because the United States could not, ‘live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.’ Recalling the pain of 9/11, he said the price of inaction in Iraq was to meet the threat with “armies of fire fighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities.

At the time the President uttered those words, there was no hard evidence that Iraq had those stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction… By launching a war based on faulty premises and bad intelligence, President Bush failed [Woodrow] Wilson’s test. So did Congress when it voted to give him the authority to wage war.”

Flash forward to 2013 and the potential war Obama is waging against Syria.

Forget years—there haven’t even been any days of weapons inspectors searching for WMD’s in Syria.  There is no “hard evidence” of WMD’s in Syria, as Obama said about Iraq.

Unlike the pre-Iraq war, there have been no debates and/or votes put before Congress about waging war with Syria. 

We have no “allies” supporting us if we go to war with Syria. 

There haven’t been any talks with the U.N. to gain international support and in fact it is quite the opposite.  Russia and China are threatening us and Iran is threatening to attack Israel if we go to war with Syria.

Newt Gingrich says: (emphasis mine)

Both sides in Syria are bad. One side is a brutal dictator, and the other includes Islamists and terrorists who are dangerous already and who would be brutal in power if given the chance.

We will not spend the time, money and blood to create a desirable side in Syria. There is no victory to be had there.

Syria is not the greatest threat in the Middle East to U.S. or world security. The Iranian regime is working every day to get a nuclear weapon. It poses a direct threat to Israel’s survival and a long-term threat to America.”

The main argument people use about President Bush declaring war on Iraq is that Iraq never directly attacked America.

Neither has Syria.

Sometimes war is the answer but in this case we have no idea who we’re even planning to attack—and according to all the international chatter, the consequences could be deadly for America.

I’m expecting to see those anti-war protesters out in the streets any moment now…

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Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award. Ann-Marie writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall, Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more. Ann-Marie is often a guest speaker at rallies across the US and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, including a 2013 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show in which she represented the conservative viewpoint. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television shows, including Fox News, BlazeTV, the Dennis Prager Show, the Janine Turner Show and she is a regular commentator and guest host on One America’s Rick Amato Show, Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang and the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer. Ann-Marie is one of the go-to conservative reporters in Los Angeles and has covered multiple political events throughout the United States. Ann-Marie has conducted hundreds of interviews with conservative leaders including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and she was one of the last reporters to interview the late Andrew Breitbart. Ann-Marie speaks at various Conservative rallies and 2nd Amendment events across the country, from California to Texas and many cities in between, and was the exclusive reporter for the David Horowitz Freedom Center West Coast retreat. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter (@PolitichickAM). (@PolitichickAM).

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  1. Yawn says:

    The difference being we HAVEN’T declared war on Syria!! But you’re right, the rightwingers in control at the time lied to everyone and convinced them that Iraq was an imminent threat. Wake me up when Obama actually declares war on a sovereign country based on made-up intelligence.

    • Right wingers lied huh? Have a watch, you might learn something about your beloved democrats, in their own words..

      • Bert Cole says:

        Careful Americanborn. You start posting facts you’ll just confuse the libtards. Anyone want to bet Yawn is sitting in front of his computer sreen right now with his eyes closed, his fingers in his ears, and screaming LA-LA-LA-LA-La at the top of his lungs?

        You gotta feel bad for his mom having to listen to that…

        • lol. Yeah, that was kind of cruel of me. sigh… ;)

        • Yawn says:

          Awwww :) how cute!! a personal attack! Now go back to denying science and pretending conservatives aren’t warmongers and economic poison. Ya’ll should be pleased we’re on the brink of another war, it’ll help further destabilize the economy your party is planning on holding hostage in order to erode our social safety nets. Sorry your wife has to listen to you blame Obama when you burn your toast or stub your toe.

      • Yawn says:

        Yeah *yawn* nice widdle youtube video. Wake me up when we find WMDs in Iraq, or when Obama actually declares an illegal war on a sovereign country.

        • CelticGyrl says:

          He already did….remember those nasty little attacks in Libya? No? Figures. You’re as good at ignoring truth as you are at rewriting history.

          The WMDs WERE in Iraq until they were shipped out….guess where? Syria!

          If the Intelligence Community had proof that Bush lied, where is it? Why no whistleblower like Edward Snowden or “Chelsea” Manning over this alleged lying? Because its another rewriting of historical fact to support the propaganda of the Democrats.

  2. Goodness Ann-Marie, you were reading my thoughts with this one! I remember seeing satellite photos of the convoys of WMD’s going out of Iraq into Syria.
    As for Obama’s willingness to go to Syria, he doesn’t need congressional approval- only last year Leon Panetta informed a congressional panel that they would go to the UN for approval and then “inform congress” of their decisions.
    Excellent article Ann-Marie. Thank you!

  3. Richard says:

    Ann-Marie, once again you are dead ON! The cool-aide drinkers and moochers can’t handle the truth. This is what you get when you elect a narcissistic amateur that has never run anything in his life. His re-election is like backing up the Titanic and taking another run at the iceberg!

  4. raynbene says:

    I’m guessing, but I suspect the main goal of obuma is to oust Assad, since he’s the ‘wrong kind of muslim’, and to get Iran to attack Israel, thus forcing Israel to defend itself, which it can do perfectly well, and use Israel as a proxy against the threat of Iran – which would then supposedly ‘unite’ all muslims against Israel – - what a tangled web of deceit, lies, treachery and pure evil – it’s alive and well in this world, folks ! !

    • Myrtle Linder says:

      I feel confident the Kenyan will do all he can against Israel. He hate’S Israel as much as he hates America and JESUS CHRIST..

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