It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads.

Kerry – who compared Assad to Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein yesterday – is pictured around a small table with his wife and the Assads in 2009. Assad and Kerry – who was then a senator for Massachusetts – lean in towards each other and appear deep in conversation as their wives look on. A waiter is pictured at their side with a tray of green drinks – which are believed to be lemon and crushed mint…

Despite President Barack Obama taking a step back from his threat to launch an attack by putting  a vote in Congress, his Secretary of State has been outspoken about the dangers posed by the Syrian regime. He said that Assad ‘has now joined the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein’ in deploying chemical weapons against his population.

Dinner with Hitler? Did Kerry get an autograph?

But don’t worry it seems the British have the Obama Administration beat on hypocrisy as the UK’s Daily Record revealed that Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after civil war began.

Britain allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, the Sunday Mail can reveal today. Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began.

The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb which killed nearly 1500 people, including 426 children, 10 days ago.

Remember, it’s all about the children. The children.

While the hypocrisy and double dealing of the U.S. and Britain is being exposed, the war drums continue to beat louder with Obama making an alliance with John McCain - a man he defeated in a 2008 presidential contest partly based on expressing distaste for McCain’s naked imperialist posture. Now it seems the stink of desperation has softened the smell of bloodlust.

Meanwhile America’s threats of a military attack are drawing concern and condemnation from Russia and China as well as Iran – threatening to ignite a much larger war if Assad comes under serious attack. All of which is happening while the US and Israel reportedly conduct joint military exercises in the Mediterranean.

The coming vote in Congress could not be any more important.