Argggg. First I notice I am starting to agree with Putin, and now I find myself in agreement with that old mini-commie Robert Reich. It is all very disturbing. I am sure if this goes South, which it will because there are so many ways for it to do so, Obama will leave Kerry twisting in the wind. “Not one American life and not one cent of American treasure.”
For me, agreeing with Reich is more disturbing than agreeing with Putin. Reich is a pompous little twit; Putin is a man of accomplishments. I figure whenever the far left and the far right agree on something, the "middle" must have really messed things up.
Obama will leave Kerry twisting in the wind
Everybody seems to be missing this aspect. Obama didn't want Kerry as SoS....he was forced on him after the Susan Rice rejection. It's Kerry who has put himself in a lose/lose situation. If it passes, the inevitable escalation will be blamed on him. If it fails, Obama can lose confidence in Kerry and be rid of him. It's almost Shakesperean how ego has gotten in the way of intellect with Kerry on this one.
Another line of reasoning: Why would the traditional dems want Obama to succeed? They need to put Obama's people back on the plantation and retake the Democratic Party from them. Obama has done so much that is not in their interests or agenda and the mainstream dems risk losing their party, just as us conservatives have lost the Republican Party to the RINOs. Just a thought.