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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Piers Morgan may be onto something

Under the headline, "Thank God there's a strong President standing up for American interests - shame it’s not Obama," Piers Morgan wrote: "Vladimir Putin is a monstrous, ruthless, power-hungry political and military assassin. Let me get that off my chest immediately. I find much of what this former KGB agent does on behalf of the Russian people self-servingly repellent. But when it comes to leadership, he makes Barack Obama look like a naïve, timid schoolboy. And on the specific issue of ISIS and how to stop the terror group’s surge through Syria, he’s right and Obama’s wrong. Today, Putin won authorisation from the Russian parliament to throw his full military weight behind Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, and launch immediate air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State. He’s decided the time for jaw-jawing about ISIS is over; it’s time to properly war-war. Ostensibly, this decision was made to protect ‘Russia’s national interest.’ But in reality, it will protect many other national interests too, including America’s and Britain’s. I was all in favour of taking out Assad when the Syrian crisis first erupted five years ago. Like Saddam. Mubarak and Gaddafi, he appeared to be a dinosaur despot eking out the last vestiges of tyrannical power in a country which, as so much of the Middle East, seemed to crave freedom and democracy. Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people, many of them women and children, was a disgusting abomination which comfortably crossed President Obama’s infamous ‘red line’. But Obama cried wolf and did nothing, an act of shocking cowardice which has now come back to haunt him and America."

Racist. He called the first black president "schoolboy."