Link (Delayed HT: frequent commenter dscott):
Congress Members Who Have Seen Classified Evidence About Syria Say It Fails to Prove Anything
Classified Syria Intelligence Fails to Prove Assad Used Chemical Weapons
The administration’s public case for chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is extremely weak, and former high-level intelligence officers say that publicly-available information proves that the Syrian government likely did not carry out the chemical weapons attacks.
… the Daily Caller reports:
The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.
The once “unthinkable” (except by a very few of us who have thought this for at least five years) — that, in Instapundit’s words, Obama might be “Wrecking our foreign policy on purpose” — now has to be considered plausible. Norman Podhoretz at the Wall Street Journal certainly believes that it is:
Obama’s Successful Foreign Failure
The president may look incompetent on Syria. But his behavior fits his strategy to weaken America abroad.
UPDATE: Also consistent —
How Not to Win Over Congress
Sending Susan Rice, on the Benghazi anniversary, to argue for Syria is one of many missteps.
So the person who serially lied about the relevance of a previously virtually unknown anti-Muslim film as what caused the Benghazi terrorist attack is now the face of the administration before Congress.
If Obama really cared about winning over Congress, he’d send someone else. Instead, in-your-face defiance and one-upping his perceived enemies is more important.