Pat Buchanan on Gullible America
I've heard so many disparaging remarks about Pat Buchanan. I think he's pretty good. He's spot on again in todays commentary at Antiwar.com on efforts to lead us to war.
About the only difference I have with him in this case is that cooler minds seem to have prevailed over the latest hoax. I'll give Obama credit for that, though this is far from over and he does seem determined on creating an issue with Iran.
I suspected it was from the get- go. I'll admit many I heard from were skeptical, too, but that even a few fell for it was a sad commentary on how easily some are swayed.
It would be foolhardy for the Assad regime to use chemical weapons. They have the west biting at the bit to attack them. Why give them an excuse? They'd have much to lose and nothing to gain by doing so.
On the other hand, the rebels have every reason to create an incident. I wouldn't put it past them to create an incident- real or fabricated- even if it meant making a crude chemical weapon to use on their own people. Then they could get the U.S. and the British to do their bidding for them. They'd have everything to gain and nothing to lose.