Corker: President Obama’s Comments On Syria “Completely Divorced From Reality”

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said President Obama’s comments on CBS about the decision not to use military force in Syria are “completely divorced from reality.”

Senator Corker said, “The president is contradicting his own decision to request congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria, saying a few strikes would not have made a difference.

This new version of events is completely divorced from reality, coming six months after he called for military force in order to ‘stand up for the kind of world we want to live in; the kind of world we want to leave our children and future generations.’ It was my understanding that in degrading the Assad’s regime ability to deliver chemical weapons, the additional benefit was changing the balance on the battlefield that would have been a significant boost to the moderate opposition.”

In announcing his decision to seek authorization for targeted strikes in Syria on August 31, 2013, President Obama said, “I’m confident we can hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out.”

The president added: “I respect the views of those who call for caution…But if we really do want to turn away from taking appropriate action in the face of such an unspeakable outrage, then we must acknowledge the costs of doing nothing.”


Clayton Brock Indicted For Selling Heroin

The Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted Clayton Michael Brock on a charge of selling heroin. The indictment cites an incident on April 22. Brock, 24, of 1925 Wilkes Ave., Soddy Daisy, is facing three heroin-selling counts, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (click for more)

Dwight Roper Indicted For Attempted Second-Degree Murder

The Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted Dwight Effrem Roper for attempted second-degree murder. The indictment says he tried to kill Veronica Bradford in an incident on March 22. He was also indicted for taking property valued between $1,000 and $2,500 from Christy Meeks on March 22. Roper, 58, is a resident of 2641 Long St. (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)

Meigs Co. Stays Alive With 8-2 Win Over Summertown

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  – The Meigs County Lady Tigers aren’t used to having to come from behind, but that was the case here at the Starplex Field No. 4 Friday morning. The defending Class A state champs had dropped a tough 2-1 loss to Forrest in the winners bracket semifinal on Thursday, but the Lady Tigers came back later that day with a 7-1 victory over Jackson Christian. ... (click for more)

Lennex Walker Wins Four Events For CSAS In State Track

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – There were no team championships to celebrate in the TSSAA Girls State Track Meet here at Dean A Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium Thursday, but there were a whole bunch of individuals who came through with sterling performances and positive results to finish another season with. Perhaps the most sensational performance came from Lennex Walker, that talented ... (click for more)