Skip to comments.White House: 'Common-sense test' makes Assad government to blame for Syrian chemical attack
Posted on 09/08/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asserted that a "common-sense test" rather than "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence" makes the Syrian government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that Obama says demands a U.S. military response.
McDonough acknowledged the risks that military action could drag the U.S. into the middle of a brutal civil war and endanger allies such as Israel with a retaliatory attack.
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Common sense? Not with John and Linda attached.
Do they mean like carrying a tire pressure gauge in our cars that will remove our dependency on foreign oil? That kind of common sense?
Common sense dictates that Barry is an idiot.
Oh oh. Things are messed up when they start using excuses like this. It’s the Democrats.
I still don’t care who did it.
As far as I can tell, Syria never signed on to the UN pact against chemical weapons and doesn’t acknowledge it so unless they’re used on a neighboring country, interfering will itself be a crime.
Even the UN doesn’t get fooled by these ‘rebels’:
UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad’s troops
“Common-sense test?” Can you imagine the howling that would have occurred if Bush used this as a justification for Iraq?
This administration has lots of things but 'common-sense' isn't one of them.
Only if you define "crime" as a transgression against written law.
If you would update your thinking to the 21st century, you'll see that "crime" now means "a transgression against common sense", where "common sense" means whatever the Democrats say it means.
Was that the same test that jailed the maker of that movie trailer that was supposedly the cause of the Middle Eastern flair ups?
Common sense says that if you have a commanding lead in a football game, there’s no need to throw a hail Mary pass down field.
Clarification: this article is from 2013-05-06 -- after an earlier attack.
It will be interesting to see if the chemicals used in the latest attack matches the signature of the previous one.
Syrians were just conducting abortion, what a big deal !!
Common Sense also tells us that, if Assad already had the upper hand, as almost all reports indicated, why would he use chemical weapons?
How cute. A liberal talking about common sense. You know that means “even I can’t come up with anything remotely believable. “
Common sense says a white hispanic murdered Trayvon.
Using the Common-Sense-Test, nobama and his minions would ALL be in prison or deported by now.
Common sense???? Like lets tell the world a video caused Benghazi?
Common sense approach only because Miss Cleo wasn’t available...
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