... How convienent. No announcents, no discussion, Trump Administration sends ground troops to Syria as outlined by Rachel Maddow tonight, while pointing out that he spent all of 2013 saying the U.S. had no business in Syria, nor has a specific reason been articulated, what specifically the U.S. goal is. Obama asked The GOP Congress authorize war in Syria...they declined to hold a vote. Implemented behind closed doors, there appears to be no attempt from POTUS to inform our citizens what the plan is. So, let's hear from the Hillary the War Monger crowd. It's been too long since we had a ground war on our hands. Trump Hypocrisy: Blaming Syrian Chemical Attack on Obama After a grisly chemical attack left dozens of people dead in Syria on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was quick to blame—of course—former President Barack Obama. "Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world," Spicer told reporters. "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution." Spicer also said: "President Obama said in 2012 he would establish a red line against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable act." (Later in the day, the White House issued a statement echoing Spicer's remarks.) It will come as no surprise at this point that the Trump White House's position was hypocritical. First, Obama's red line at the time was a threat of US military action against Syria should it continue to use chemical weapons. When Obama asked the GOP-led Congress to authorize the potential use of force against Syria, the Republicans, not wanting to take a firm stance, declined to hold a vote. Still, Obama's move prompted Assad to agree to a Russian-brokered deal to give up his chemical weapons. To a degree, Obama's threat worked.