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Whoa!! Syria Makes Strange Bedfellows

Everyone who cares about politics and the US of A has weighed in about Syria. I really didn’t want to write about it, but I noticed some strange alliances brewing. Questions abound. Should we or shouldn’t we bomb them? Do they deserve it? Is it our place to do it? Congress should approve it or not approve it? Do we just fly over and drop some Tomahawk missiles or do we put boots on the ground? Is Obama doing all of this to capture our attention and keep it off of Benghazi and his plethora of other scandals? Why are we outraged now versus two years ago? And on, and on, and on, and on. The blogosphere churns. This has created some strange bedfellows.

It looks like we have McCain cozying up to Pelosi on this one … gross. Obama is patting Karl Rove on the head like he’s a new white house press secretary. We’ve got John Boehner and Harry Reid holding hands while they discuss which bombs to use. Bill O’Reilly can’t hide his support of going in on principle that no one should be able to thumb their nose at our President’s “Red Line”, Bill hates bullies.

Then, Jon Stewart is hilariously opposed to Obama and the intervention. See “Operation Just the Tip” and prepare to laugh. There are guys in uniforms all over the internet holding signs stating they have no desire to join up with Al Qaeda , our sworn enemy. Putin and China and Iran and everyone else is snickering at Obama like chumps on the playground.

The Muslim Brotherhood, recently kicked out of power in Egypt, thinks Syria might be their next opportunity, all the while Netanyahu is quietly thumbing shells into every weapon they have and taking the safeties off. Israelis are ready to lock and load. No matter what we do, they gotta live there … it’s a tough neighborhood to be God’s chosen people. It’s as if the tower of Babel had a loud speaker that the entire Middle East could hear. Broadcasting over it is the voice of a fight ring announcer preparing for a heavy weight bout in Vegas … Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!

Place your bets, folks. Hear we go. Rock and roll. Whether Congress approves it or not, something’s going to blow up over there. Count on that. I never thought there would be an issue that mixed up the alliances like this. Both sides seem to be pretty mixed up over this one. The old-guard RINO’s are just putting the last nail in their coffins, so let’s hand them the hammer. Governor ‘I don’t know what party I am in’ Christie has virtually no comment. The Peace-loving-dove Kerry is out there trying to be a war-hawk … the world is upside down.

I sincerely hope W is laughing his you know what off out at the ranch. Not as easy as it looks running the free world, huh? He had something like a forty country coalition and got congressional approval for war. What do we have here? Not one country with us and probably no congressional approval either. President Obama said he believes he can do it alone. What could go wrong with this?

I recommend getting a cigar, maybe an adult beverage, sit back and watch some Duck Dynasty or did you know that the NFL just kicked off. Lot’s of good football coming up. I’m personally going to a High School football game tonight. My daughter is in the marching band, good times. Any diversion will do.

Try to enjoy your family and appreciate the good things we have here, because I don’t see anyone currently in leadership that knows what the heck they are doing up there. The Clinton model seems to be in effect. When in trouble at home, go blow something up somewhere. The natives like shiny objects and things that go boom. WWIII should be fun.

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S.C. Sherman

S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.