Obama has played this just right.
Now it will look to the world like Russia moved in and we blinked.
That Obama, he certainly is a crafty son of a bitch.
If there’s a way to diminish U. S. prestige, Bath-house Barry will find it.
From an anti American perspective he really can’t go wrong here. Either he starts a serious conflict by assisting known terrorists, getting American kids killed and spending a lot of money and equipment our military really doesn’t have OR he blinks and our prestige is wrecked in the world’s eyes.