Former President Barack Obama lauded his own “political courage” to not bomb the Syrian government during his presidency. Huh? He shared his view on not bombing Syria in recent remarks when accepting an award named after President John F. Kennedy:
Well, the hardest issue that I dealt with was always sending our young men and women into harm’s way, our troops. And so the first time I decided that we needed more troops in Afghanistan, I made a presentation at West Point. And seeing people younger than you and knowing that many of them would be in a really dangerous situation, that was tough. But I actually think that the issue that required the most political courage was the decision not to bomb Syria after the chemical weapons use had been publicized and rather to negotiate them removing chemical weapons from Syria.