They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06
Syria: U.S. Tried to Derail U.N. Probe
After initially insisting that Syria give United Nations
investigators unimpeded access to the site of an alleged nerve gas
attack, the administration of President Barack Obama reversed its
position on Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. to call off
The administration’s reversal, which came within hours of the deal reached between Syria and the U.N., was reported by the Wall Street Journal Monday and effectively confirmed by a State Department spokesperson later that day.
In his press appearance Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry, who
intervened with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to call off the
investigation, dismissed the U.N. investigation as coming too late to
obtain valid evidence on the attack that Syrian opposition sources
claimed killed as many 1,300 people.
The sudden reversal and overt hostility toward the U.N.
investigation, which coincides with indications that the administration
is planning a major military strike against Syria in the coming days,
suggests that the administration sees the U.N. as hindering its plans
for an attack. Link