The cruise missiles of August have become the wait-and-sees of September.
U.S. President Barack Obama has switched from a “decider” to a “ditherer” president. To be sure, there are problems with having a “decider” — figuratively, George W. Bush lies face down in the sands of Iraq. But there are also perils in dither, epitomized by the mildly salacious aphorism, “Shit or get off the pot.”
But military attack on Syria would be the wrong effort at the wrong time against the wrong enemy.
Congressional review/approval of any U.S. military action kicks the can down the road until mid-September. Obama’s forced reconsideration of unilateral executive action comes against the backdrop of British parliamentary rejection of military action and intensely negative U.S. domestic polling.
[ David Kilgour: Attack on Syria: We must act to support the abused people of Syria ]
There is a blunt realization that other regional actors have larger dogs in the fight; specifically, we were not attacked a la Pearl Read More »from Attack on Syria: Wrong effort, wrong time against the wrong enemy