Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve military aggression against Syria as requested by President Obama. One of the recurring assertions by the president and Secretary of State John Kerry is that we must violate international law and engage in an act of war unilaterally (over a moral principle we do not apply to ourselves or our allies) because if we don't we will be perceived as weak, that "American credibility" is at stake.
It sounds very much like what George Carlin, in a fierce and insightful standup comedy routine dating back to 1992. Let's yield the screen to the man himself. Here he is 21 years ago responding to Operation Desert Storm.