Das Zitat der Woche

„First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line“.

(US-Präsident Obama in einem Interview zu Syrien mit Steve Holland von der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. Da hat Obama absolut Recht)

Die Langfassung der Antwort von Präsident Obama auf die Frage nach seiner „roten Linie“ nach dem Einsatz von Chemiewaffen von Syriens-Diktator Bashar al-Assad, hier:

„First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war.

Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that — in a piece of legislation titled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things that are happening on the ground there need to be answered for.

… my credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line, and America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important.“ 

Dem ist nichts hinzuzufügen!!