The Cheerio Offensive: Syrian War Strategy for the Ages

Bashar Assad must just be quaking in his boots:

The strike, as envisioned, would be limited in the number of targets and done within a day or two. It could be completed in one fell swoop with missiles, said one senior official familiar with the weapons involved. A smaller, follow-on strike could be launched if targets aren’t sufficiently damaged.

A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.

The hawks in the Obama administration will go down in history as the “Cereal Killers.”

And of course the Russians will demand something in between:

I covered a little more ground about John Kerry’s hilarious statements on Syria here. This is the most ill-advised rollout since New Coke.

Ed Asner: Hollywood Would Speak Out Against Obama’s Plan to Attack Syria but They’re Afraid of Being Called Racist

A fear that, to me anyway, seems racist.

Asner, one of the moonbattiest of Hollywood leftist moonbats, didn’t use the term “racist” though, because that’s reserved for Tea Party types. But Asner did say his lefty Hollywood colleagues fear being called “anti-black” for opposing Obama on Syria, so they’re staying mostly silent.

It’s funny that the peacenik Hollywood left has become entrapped by their own race-baiting tactics normally reserved for demeaning the “other side.”

Introducing the 2016 Hillary Clinton Campaign Mascot

The 39-foot tall screaming vagina — an exhibit undoubtedly coming soon to a “Hillary for President” rally near you:

Chhiba called “The Two Talking Yonis,” exhibit, “a screaming vagina within a space that once contained women and stifled women,” which comments “on the mythology of female power in patriarchal systems.” In addition, Chhiba hopes that the 39-foot tall vagina will encourage people to think about women’s bodies differently. “You don’t often hear men talking about their private parts and feeling disgust or shamed [as women often do] … And that alone speaks volumes of how we’ve been brought up to think about our bodies, and what I am saying here is that it’s supposed to be an empowering space.”

Hillary is expected to adopt that as her campaign’s mascot just so she always knows where Bill is.

So a Few Cruise Missiles Will Rid Syria of Chemical Weapons?

Not according to the Congressional Research Service:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in a report released on August 20 that the Pentagon has estimated it would take “over 75,000 troops” to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.

Meanwhile, the draft text of the resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use force in Syria that is being taken up by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today prohibits the president from putting ground troops in Syria “for the purpose of combat operations”–but appears to leave open the possiblity that the president could put troops in Syria to secure chemical weapons.

Not only that, but nobody is confident that we’d even be fighting for the right side — or if either side is worth fighting for — or who exactly it was that used the chemical weapons. Other than that, let’s get this war started!

Actually, I’ll be surprised if Obama launches an attack unilaterally. I’d say there’s a 75% chance that President Rambo McPeaceprize is just trying to look like a rogue badass. The problem is, even that kind of talk can be dangerous in a powder keg situation, which is the perpetual state of the Middle East. The bottom line is that I don’t think anybody in the administration knows what they’re doing and they are like Robert Reich in the shallow end of the pool: Still in way over their heads.

The number of former peaceniks who are gung-ho on this is amazing. Et tu, Howard Dean?

Confessions: Obama Thinks He’d Fit in Better in Europe

Obama, speaking in Sweden today, proved again that he is absolutely incapable of going overseas without bashing the country of which he’s president:

“You know, I have to say that if I were here in Europe, I’d probably be considered right in the middle, maybe center-left, maybe center-right, depending on the country. In the United States, sometimes the names I’m called are quite different,” Obama said at a joint press conference.

Then stay there. Problem solved.

Watch the video below. It comes off more like a confession in a therapy session than an American president’s statement in a foreign country. This is a man harboring a lot of resentment:

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

John McCain Puts on His Poker Face for Hearing on Potential Syria Attack

This tweet will go down in history under the “great moments in congressional hearings about possible military action” category:

To war!

Maverick was photographed playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate hearing on Syria featuring the testimony of Sec. of State Kerry, Defense Secretary Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey. McCain obviously already knows everything there is to know, so why not get in a little gaming?