Friday, September 06, 2013

Syria Comes Home to Roost

My last post on Syria (see below) was almost 2 years ago. Precisely what I predicted has come true.

Our electorate has become used to exaggerations, half-truths, and worse from elected representatives, aspiring politicians, and political parties in their incessant fundraising communications and continuous election cycles. They have come to believe that winning by any means is justified rather than being beaten in a key election by ideological and political opponents.

Now we hear that a large segment of the President's own base supporters do not believe either him or Secretary Kerry in their roll out of factual justification for a strike on Syria. They suspect spinning and manipulation to support a political agenda. See here.

Once credibility is lost, it cannot be regained. This is a serious situation.