From John Kerry at the Senate hearings, such as they were, and from President Obama's lips come a couple of quotes that I find troubling.
“I didn’t set a red line — the world set a red line,” Obama said. “The international community’s credibility is on the line, and America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important.”
Kerry presented what he called a targeted strike intended to "degrade and deter" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's ability to use chemical weapons. He stressed that this resolution will not land the U.S. in an extended war, promising no "boots on the ground."
"President Obama is not asking America to go to war," Kerry said.
I don't see this ending well for anyone; except, maybe, as with the Iraq invasion, our enemies. We should focus our efforts and treasure on helping the refugees. Price of a cruise missile will feed a hell of a lot of people.