It was Carl Sagan who once wrote “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
John Kerry, in other words, is pulling a Colin Powell and seemingly getting away with it ~ at least in the Senate.
Obama's rapidly fading Syrian red line in the sand
But there are many members of the House who are not buying Obama's red line in the sand as well as the administration's patriotic posturing and subterfuge and predict a resounding defeat for the administration. One of them is Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, a leading opponent of the resolution in the House, who eloquently refutes Kerry's arguments and is gathering signatures for a petition calling on Congress to deny permission to attack Syria. See Grayson video interview and sign petition on Democracy Now ~ http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/5/rep_alan_grayson_on_syria_congress