Paper Tiger POTUS: Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria totally just a gaffe, guys!

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/331032149341913093

No, it’s not. This is what happens when one only has the vast experience of  community organizing from which to draw.

@cspanwj Linda why did Obama draw a red line on Syria knowing full well he wouldn’t do anything if they crossed the line??

— Liz Smith (@kybelle1957) May 5, 2013

Why, indeed?

Obama put himself in a terrible position with this red line stuff and now has to pretend words don’t have meaning to get out of it.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 30, 2013

Prescient! Because, guess what? President Obama’s “red line” comment was totally just a gaffe, guys!

Paper tiger. “@ktumulty: Obama administration, via @nytimes, now says Obama’s Syria “red line” was a gaffe. Huge implications here.”

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 5, 2013

More from The New York Times. Note, it also gives President Obama cover by titling the piece “Off-the-Cuff Obama Line Put U.S. in Bind on Syria”:

In a frenetic series of meetings, the White House devised a 48-hour plan to deter President Bashar al-Assad of Syria by using intermediaries like Russia and Iran to send a message that one official summarized as, “Are you crazy?” But when Mr. Obama emerged to issue the public version of the warning, he went further than many aides realized he would.

Moving or using large quantities of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” and “change my calculus,” the president declared in response to a question at a news conference, to the surprise of some of the advisers who had attended the weekend meetings and wondered where the “red line” came from. With such an evocative phrase, the president had defined his policy in a way some advisers wish they could take back.

He totally didn’t mean it and stuff. Whatever!

Twitter users are rightly disgusted.

So are Obama’s advisors throwing Obama under the bus on Syria? nytimes.com/2013/05/05/wor…

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 5, 2013

Obama aide says about RED LINE: “what the president said in August was unscripted”–> Oh sure, if it was unscripted we can all forget abt it

— Edisa (@EdisWorldView) May 5, 2013

#Obama aide says about #REDLINE: “what the president said in August wasunscripted”–> Oh, never mind then, Barry! nytimes.com/2013/05/05/wor…

— Edisa (@EdisWorldView) May 5, 2013

Um, about that red line…I changed my mind, I think, but you should be scared of me, I’m strong…not. -Obama on Syria

— Laura Hall (@manishka78) May 5, 2013

A Red Line in August is not the same as Red Line in May. You buncha dummies. #POTUS

— Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) May 5, 2013

When #ISRAEL says theres a #REDLINE…it means U cross it, U suffer consequences! #OBAMA‘S REDLINE is made w/ an ERASER…SHAME ON OUR POTUS

— Edmond Sokol (@DEMSnREPS2BLAME) May 5, 2013

#HeadDesk MT @ktumulty: Obama administration now says Obama’s Syria “red line” was a gaffe. Huge implications here. nyti.ms/11KfIhI

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) May 5, 2013

Amateur hour. MT @ktumulty: Obama administration says Obama’s Syria “red line” was a gaffe. Huge implications here. nyti.ms/11KfIhI

— Conservative Wahoo (@ConsWahoo) May 5, 2013

Apparently obama places the red line @ syria and Israeli planes blows it up .bebe gets it . Obama doesn’t .

— Eddie ‘s daughter(@BHanney) May 5, 2013

Obama’s “Red Line” on Syria seems to have been drawn with disappearing ink.

— Jim Hall (@tryonagitator) May 5, 2013

As Twitchy reported last evening, Israel launched a second strike against Syria.

This airstrike is brought to you by Obama’s “red line” sg.news.yahoo.com/rocket-attack-…

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) May 5, 2013

Shorter Israeli Defense Force: “President Obama, what about your gaffes?!”

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 5, 2013

Shorter Israel: we see the redline violation and we’ll do what Obama is afraid to do.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 4, 2013

Notice that as soon as Obama clarified that his Syria “red line” warnings were utter BS, Israel goes in and does the job for him.

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) May 5, 2013

The “Evolving Red Line” @exjon MT When Obama clarified that his Syria “red line” warnings were utter BS, Israeldoes the job for him.

— chase grace (@mkflyguy) May 5, 2013

Israel to Obama- “That’s a red line”

— S.M (@redsteeze) May 4, 2013

World notices. [email protected]exjon: Notice as soon as Obama clarified that his Syria “red line” warnings were utter BS, Israel goes in-does the job.

— Mary Smelser (@mdsmelser) May 5, 2013

Indeed.

To get a glimpse of what a disaster Obama Foreign Policy is make sure you read this NY Times piece nytimes.com/2013/05/05/wor… #Syria #redline

— Rastakhiz (@sedaye_iran) May 5, 2013

Forward!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/05/paper-tiger-potus-obamas-red-line-on-syria-totally-just-a-gaffe-guys/

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