Sunday, September 08, 2013

Obama's Syria Plan

We have scotched the snake, not killed it. She’ll close and be herself whilst our poor malice Remains in danger of her former tooth......... Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act III, Scene 2.

I can't yet guess whether Obama's media blitz will sway the public or the Congress, but from what I know, it's a terrible plan. He plans to wound the snake and not to kill it. In practice, that means killing a few random Syrians without really interfering with Assad's ability to murder his people.

Obama seems to have a fatal attraction to this type of half-measure plan in all his policies.