Come on. Let the man have his “unbelievably small” war. Look at that face. How can you say no to it?
Sure, there’s two ways to read “unbelievably small”. Either it’s so small that you’ll have trouble believing how small it is. Like Kerry’s brain. Or it’s “unbelievably small” because it’s actually big and Kerry is lying to you.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that any military action undertaken in Syria would be “unbelievably small.”
“We will be able to hold [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria’s civil war,” Kerry said during an appearance with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, according to The Guardian. “That is exactly what we are talking about doing – unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.”
As I recall, Obama promised an unbelievably small effort in Libya that would be over in “days, not weeks”. It proved to be really unbelievable because it took months.
Super war hero John Kerry who singlehandedly defeated Cambodia doesn’t seem to understand that once hostilities begin, you no longer have absolute control the duration of the conflict. Especially if you aren’t determined to finish it.
Kerry is promising a war that he may or may not be able to deliver on. And either he doesn’t understand what any working member of the military does. Or he does and is deliberately lying.