Obama is mulling the bombing of Syria with cruise missiles and long-range bombers? Bomb what? At what will he aim the cruise missiles? What're the targets?
Assad isn't in his palace. The chemicals, if there are any, are hidden in civilian areas. The command-and-control infrastructure is primitive and diffused...i.e., worthless for targeting from the air. That jackass Karl Rove advised last night on Greta that we should take out his air force, but Assad isn't using his air force against the people. That will accomplish nothing.
How many Syrian civilians will be killed by American bombs? I'll wager far more than those killed by the chemicals supposedly used by Assad to begin with. This will be a political sortie to appease Obama's critics who say he's a war dove and to ease the queasiness of the American media that find it unpleasant to see images of chemicals in war from their comfy couches in Georgetown.
Nothing good can come from our involvement in Syria. We need to sit this one out and let Europe deal with it.