The report at the link below has a great essay about the amateurish actions of a president propped up by an adoring media while embarrassing himself on the world stage.
If the president's priority was really to punish Assad with shock and awe, he went about it all wrong. The regime has had plenty of time to get ready--disperse assets; marshal its allies; deploy human shields; and decide how it will respond or preempt US action.
The whole idea of a red line is declaring if the line is crossed there will be swift and decisive action.
Swift? Obama’s first red line in Syria was more than one year ago! Nothing happened.
This time there was a threat of action. Again nothing happened.
If President Obama was really serious about holding Assad accountable he should have consulted Congress before he issued a red line--not after.
Obama ran away from Iraq--the violence there is worse now than when he came into office.
Obama wants to go to "zero" in Afghanistan. The Taliban can't wait for that.
Obama led from behind in Libya and that failure became a front page story after Benghazi.
Moscow mocks him.
Beijing ignores him.
This shows Obama has not learned his lessons very well. The Saturday speech just makes his shortfalls as commander-in-chief even more glaringly apparent.
Dr. Krauthammer was right, it is ‘Amateur Night’ in the White House.