RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.
Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.
This coming from the guy who, you know, actually murders opposing journalists and politicians, kills his own people in Chechnya, and criminalizes LGBTQ advocacy. It continues on like this at some length, but the bottom line is that same anti-Obama coalition of libertarian dudebros and Worse Than Bush liberals have a new hero in a mass-murdering quasi fascist jackass, who basically really is actually guilty of all the things they accuse Obama of on a regular basis. Still, you have to "admire" the guy if you hate yourself some Obama...
2) Putin's awful, the op-ed is trolling, but also a little taste of what it feels like to other country's citizens to be lectured at by US
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 12, 2013
He still didn't call the President "Barry" enough times, so it means Dowd is still a better troll.