I’ll take a somewhat contrarian view - I’m starting to think that the won will use the congress as a fig leaf to slowly back away. Putin called his bluff and now he needs a way out.
He’s going to shift the argument to call for condemnation from the UN and the EU with armed intervention on the table if Syria doesn’t forswear future uses of gas. Wait for it.
There is a good chance you are right. He will be hailed (by the usual sources) as contemplative, judicious, collaborative, wise, bipartisan and forgiving. Few could show such calm under so much pressure to “evolve” his thinking, while warning that another use of chemical warfare will come with swift and sure justice. It kind of creeps me out just to type that drivel.
The real elephant in the room is that Obama lost his credibility before this debacle. He is a serial liar and people know it. Voting for this war and finding it becoming a big nightmare, ruins the credibility of the fools that trusted a serial liar.
Americans do not want another war. No amount of prime time hogwash is going to change that.
All the do it for the kids blather ain’t working. Because Americans don’t want this for our kids. They come first. That why we are dead set against it. Obama be damned.