Having been mostly away from the internet these past two days, I’ve watched from afar how quickly things have turned on Syria.
It’s amazing how Obama has gone from being backed into a corner to being on a ledge where his presidency is just a vote away from being over all but in name.
It’s not that Obama was wrong to want to react to the use of chemical weapons.
I was willing, at the outset, to give Obama the benefit of the doubt because the stakes were so high if the large-scale use by the Assad government of chemical weapons was proven.
This goes far beyond the usual bloodletting when Syria, one of if not the largest stockpilers of chemical weapons, uses chemical weapons strategically. That Syria is in the heart of the Middle East, bordering three of our friends, and a puppet of Iran and Hezbollah, made the situation more dire and in our national interest to address.
I guess I stand almost alone in that assessment, but not completely alone: