Scandal-gate is in overdrive at the most transparent administration in history. It’s tough to keep up there are so many. Benghazi, the IRS, wiretapping reporters, the Saudi mysteriously cleared at the Boston Marathon, fast and furious, voter fraud, illegal immigration, and on and on and on.
With that in mind, Obama is meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the U.S. getting more involved in Syria. From USA Today.
President Obama turns back to Middle East diplomacy on Thursday.
The president welcomes Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan to the White House for a series of talks.
A primary topic: The civil war in Syria.
Erdogan is pushing the United States to do more to resolve the conflict in Syria.
“The prime minister’s visit underscores the close friendship between the United States and Turkey and the strategic importance we place on broadening and deepening our relationship moving forward,” says the White House.
After a bilateral meeting in the morning, Obama and Erdogan will host a brief news conference.
Thursday night, the president hosts a working dinner with Erdogan.
The news conference is likely to include questions about domestic disputes swirling around Obama, including Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service admission that it targeted conservative groups over their tax-exempt status.
On Wednesday, Obama’s aides released talking points officials developed in the days after the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, while the president dismissed the acting IRS director.
You may recall that it was Turkey that Obama chose as his first visit as President to a Muslim nation – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/4953757/Barack-Obama-chooses-Turkey-for-his-first-presidential-visit-to-a-Muslim-nation.html.
Hmmm, a White House begging for a distraction to get itself off the headlines of every newspaper in the country and an ally with a request for our involvement in yet another overseas conflict? Sure sounds like a recipe for another Libya. It’s not coincidental that it was Turkey that Obama used as a transit route in trafficking Libyan weapons and Jihadists to Syria under the false premise of a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi.
If I were Assad in Syria, this would be a good time to make sure my last will and testament was in order.