This video is presented as a reminder just in case anyone has forgotten the utter fecklessness and incompetence of the Obama administration.

As I posted last week, contrary to the egregious lie the left is telling that Obama, too, would have bombed Syria had a racist GOP congress not stopped him, the reality is that Obama simply did not care that Syria used chemical weapons. Obama was beholden to both the mullahs in Tehran and to Putin to make his nuclear deal with Iran possible and a few dead Syrians, more or less, meant nothing to him.

This is John Kerry, only a few days after the White House stopped pretending like it wanted Congress to authorize an attack on Syria.

It was unusually positive language for a top U.S. official speaking about the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but there was Secretary of State John Kerry giving the Syrian leader a pat on the back.

Speaking to reporters in Bali on Monday, Kerry hailed the quick pace at which inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have been able to get on the ground in Syria and begin their work to destroy its vast chemical weapons arsenal, as called for in a recent U.N. Security Council resolution.

“I think it is extremely significant that yesterday, Sunday, within a week of the resolution being passed, some chemical weapons were already being destroyed,” Kerry said. “I think it’s also credit to the Assad regime for complying rapidly, as they are supposed to. Now, we hope that will continue. I’m not going to vouch today for what happens months down the road, but it’s a good beginning, and we should welcome a good beginning.”

Kerry knew then, as did any sentient being, that Assad was not going to comply with this UN Security Council Resolution. But Kerry lied to the American people because that is what he has been doing since he got home from Vietnam.