This morning in a press conference in Sweden, Obama denied before the entire world that he set a red line, trying to spin it as ‘the world set a red line’ or something:
“First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for. So, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what’s happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn’t something I just kind of made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. There’s a reason for it.”
So basically everyone else set a red line, not Obama. But the video tape shows something a
little LOT different:
Sure sounded like he set a red line to me, but then my ears are probably racist.
(h/t: Weekly Standard)