Syria! What can I say. It has taken far too long to get to this point and still we have no idea if America is truly ready to launch this attack. Yes we are and we don’t need congressional approval. Yes, maybe we will but we need congress to approve the president’s actions. No the president says he doesn’t need congressional approval but it might be nice if they agreed. We don’t intend to implement regime change But if the Syrian Government did chemical bomb its own people then why not and if we don’t will Bashir Al Assad be suitably chastened by a small American attack.

Are you beginning to see the pattern. There is no pattern because there is no coherent policy on Syrian or for that matter in the Middle-East.