Just part of the process of winding up the successful liberation of Iraq – warning off Syria:
U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as “serious aggression.”
A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area because Syria was out of the military’s reach.
“We are taking matters into our own hands,” the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an “uncontrolled” gateway for fighters entering Iraq.
Of course, there is the prospect that this was done with the tacit consent of the Syrian government – now that Iraq’s liberation is assured, Syria probably doesn’t want a large number of unemployed jihadists hanging around. One way or the other, the Syrian pipeline into the anti-democratic forces inside Iraq is being shut down.
Now, McCain would have authorized this attack, too; does anyone out there really think that Obama would have done it? If you sincerely think Obama would have, then you’re rather naive, but have justification for backing Obama in your blindness…if, on the other hand, you understand that Obama wouldn’t do this because he would be in Damascus begging the Syrians to be nice and you still plan on voting for Obama, then you’re a fool.