Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) was all for a military strike against Syria early last week, mere hours after President Obama announced he would seek congressional approval authorizing that action. It was crucial, he said, to respond militarily or we would lose our national credibility:
“We have to keep our word; this is about our credibility. We can’t permit a precedent where there is a use of chemical weapons and there is no response.”
And a few days later, not only has he switched his position but he’s sending out fundraising letters asking people to “stand with me in opposing President Obama’s plan” for a military response.
When President Obama first announced his plan for strikes against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, my first reaction as a Marine combat veteran was to support immediate, targeted strikes. I now believe that the opportunity for such action has passed.
President Obama has failed to show strength at this critical moment in time. While the debate in Congress continues, our nation’s credibility grows weaker and weaker. After much deliberation and prayer, I have decided to withdraw my support. I do not feel that our country has enough to gain by moving forward with this attack.
Stand with me today with a donation of $25 or more to strongly oppose military action in Syria.
An amusing attempt to make his change of position sound noble and rational.