Obama dares not attack now, unless he’s just stupid.
Putin, yet again, has stolen the Moral high Ground from the Peace Prize President.
And solidified his hold on Syria as a permanent client state.
More than that - if the situation inside Syria is closer to how the Russian report indicated than what Obama and Kerry have been claiming, guess what?
Vlad gets to humiliate Obama twice in one situation.
Suddenly, we lose all credibility on the world stage. We lose credibility because there was no cause for war, and we lose credibility because the run-up to actual military action looked absurdly amateur-hour.
Either way you look at it, this is the beginning of the end of Obama’s second term. Everything will go downhill after this. Obama is about to learn that when one starts playing for high stakes on the world stage, affirmative action won’t help. You’ve either got the chops, or you don’t, and Obama can’t vote “present” and keep office on stuff like this.