Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Dempsey Can’t Say What U.S. is Seeking in Syria
Well, let's support a non-objective.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey couldn’t answer what exactly the U.S. was seeking in Syria Tuesday during questioning from Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) about a resolution authorizing military action there:DEMPSEY: The answer to whether I support additional support for the moderate opposition is yes.CORKER: And this authorization will support those activities in addition to responding to the weapons of mass destruction.DEMPSEY: I don’t know how the resolution will evolve, but I support –CORKER: What you’re seeking. What is it you’re seeking?DEMPSEY: I can’t answer that, what we’re seeking.
I think Brit Hume had it right: it's all about Obama and saving face. "It's all about him"