” As President Barack Obama kicks off an all-out push for a strike on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry came under fire on Monday for saying any attack would be “unbelievably small” and suggesting the Syrian ruler still had a week to give up his chemical weapons to avoid a U.S. assault – a remark Kerry’s spokeswoman later attempted to clarify.
The off-key comments came in a joint press conference in London with Britain’s foreign secretary, where Kerry said the strike would be able to harm Assad without putting American troops on the ground and with a “very limited, very targeted, short-term effort.”
“That is exactly what we are talking about doing, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” Kerry said.
The comments, which dismayed even supporters of an attack on Syria, added fuel to the debate as Obama launches a full court press 48-hour media and political blitz to try to sell the plan to a skeptical American public and Congress.
On Monday, Obama will sit down with anchors from six networks, PBS, CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC, for seven- to 10-minute interviews that will air Monday night. On Tuesday, the president will address the nation in a televised address in prime time.“
Forget Lurch , his cavernous mouth and his fly speck of a brain , the real story is highlighted in red in the paragraph above . Six “privately owned” corporations are taking it upon themselves to provide the government (Obama) with millions of dollars worth of free airtime . This is nothing more than Statist propaganda subsidized by the very same people who are supposed to be the ” Gate Keepers ” … Boot Lickers is more like it …
Russia has a freer press now-a-days . Sadly , the case could be made that while the “Pravda” and “Izvestia” of old were State-run mouthpieces for the leadership in the USSR , the press in the US voluntarily toes the Statist line . No coercion necessary .