Astonishing? Or merely today’s news? And tomorrow….?

The Secretary of State:

We will be able to hold Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria’s civil war. That is exactly what we are talking about doing – unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.

“Unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.” Amazing. Alienating both hawks and doves simultaneously, while managing to look completely incoherent. Quite the hat trick.

We’d guess that there’s going to be no attack, since all this dithering and incompetence have virtually guaranteed a disproportionate response from Syria’s sponsors. Having said that, it is unwise to underestimate the stupidity and utter absence of both strategic and tactical thinking among this crew.

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