PARIS (AP) — The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America's staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.Remember back in 2003 when we were going into Iraq to look for the chemical weapons that we knew Saddam Hussein had? And they kicked out the inspectors, and weren't allowing us to check and make sure that the program to dismantle Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was still in place? And because of that we went in to resume hostilities that had ceased the previous decade, as Saddam Hussein was intent on breaking the terms of that cease fire? Remember, too, how this was called "Bush's War"? And how the media raked George W. Bush over the coals for "going it alone" and "going against world opinion" and all those other things?
The collapse of British support for a mission to punish Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons puts pressure on President Barack Obama as resistance grows at home — and comes with the irony that France was the most vocal critic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
One. One ally supporting bombing raids in Syria. One.
France and France alone will join the United States in air strikes on Syria. That's at least an order of magnitude less than the "unilateral" force that went into Iraq. What a difference the president's political affiliation makes, no? This is the Nobel Peace Prize winning president, remember - he was going to heal the wounds left by that idiot cowboy George Bush. I guess that's why the US remained in Afghanistan and Iraq through Bush's proposed timetables; why the Guantanamo Bay detention facility is still operational, and why we have provided assets in Libya, Egypt, and now Syria as we repair the damage done by Bush.
One lone supporter - not even our staunchest ally Great Britain is with us on this attack - boy, it's a good thing that idiot cowboy Bush isn't in office, isn't it?
That is all.