So Much for Lines in the Sand

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I voted for Obama. I want to trust him – but I can’t.

He’s lost credibility.  He draws lines in the sand on valued based decisions and then fails to act.

Three months ago he declared “if they use chemical weapons we will intercede.” Since then, there has been considerable evidence that this occurred. Now, there is firm evidence . For confirmation look at the bodies of children stacked on pallets.

The world watches. Days pass. No action. Now, within the same week Assad continues“crimes against humanity”. Only days later, another horrendous act against humanity, the bombing of a school with a Napalm like substance, killing, burning and disfiguring scores of school children.

How many times do you draw a line in the sand?

In Egypt, we’ve supported the generals for years. We don’t like the regime, the Islamic brotherhood, a freely elected government. So we turn our backs when the generals (who we support) oust the freely elected government after less than a year.

We don’t allow democratic processes to take place. The generals conduct a coup.

Obama won’t even say the word coup because it would mean giving up the right to supply arms and aid to the generals.

I want to trust him.

But I don’t.

2 thoughts on “So Much for Lines in the Sand

  1. I know you wrote that you were initially hesitant to explore blogging. I hope that you are enjoying it, because I definitely appreciate being challenged by your thoughts. Thank you for articulating your thoughts publicly and giving me the opportunity to consider my own stance on what you write. In this case, I am in agreement with you, but my own desire to want to trust him creates an internal conflict that makes me hesitant to declare that I don’t.

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