President Barack Obama, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize because of his opposition to the invasion of Iraq, is reversing his political role. He is now acting as an advocate for punishing President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for using poisonous chemical gas against his people.
The use of such weapons, regardless of who uses them, should be condemned by the whole world.
The irony of American politics and the tactics used by its politicians, especially its presidents, is that a link is always made between international issues and American national interest or national security. This is the rationale George W. Bush used to mislead the American public to justify his invasion of Iraq in 2003. Bush was a liar from the beginning and his policy did not accomplish anything except the destruction of Iraq.
It seems to me that President Obama is acting in a similar fashion regarding his policy towards Syria. The Syrian issue should be left to the U.N. General Assembly to deal with, not the U.N. Security Council. The five permanent members have abused their veto power and have paralyzed the Security Council.
The U.S. government should stop playing policeman of the world under the pretext of U.S. national security or national interest. This is an outdated colonialist concept and people around the globe are now more aware of the truth and cannot be easily mislead. The majority of people in the U.S, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy are against U.S. interference in Syrian national affairs, according to the press.
President Obama, you are not a peace advocate and you don’t deserve the Nobel Prize for it.