In Tuesday’s address President Obama didn’t change any minds. And he certainly didn’t offer any answers to the litany of questions from congressmen, senators, commentators and everyday Americans that have been posed since the President came out in support of a military strike in Syria.
“A diplomatic resolution is always preferred over military action, but what would that resolution entail, and who will broker it?” Sen. Orrin Hatch said in a statement after the speech.
Sen. Pat Toomey said that, “the president’s presentation today leaves a lot of unresolved questions. I will continue seeking more answers before deciding whether to support a military intervention in Syria.”
Indeed, President Obama did not make the case that any military strike would have any consequential impact on degrading the chemical weapons the Syrians have now acknowledged exist.
And he didn’t make a specific case about what a military strike would achieve beyond speaking in generalities about the arguable serious need to retaliate in kind for the chemical attack that occurred on Aug. 21st.
Douglas E. Schoen is a political strategist, Fox News contributor, and author of several books including the recently released, "Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond" (Rowman and Littlefield). Read more reports from Doug Schoen — Click Here Now.
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