One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.Now the world knows that this is about defending the touchy ego of the American president - even at the cost of lives and billions of dollars that the US has to borrow. This would be ridiculous if it weren't insanely tragic.
“They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” he said.
It's not about the Syrians who were most likely gassed by the so-called rebels. It's about saving the face of a sensitive diva in the WH.