For John, BLUF: There is so much bad about Syria I am glad to see that we are making some progress against chem weapons. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at The Huffington Post Playwright Carla Seaquist comments on the President and Syrian chemical weapons. he title is "Obama's Principled "Red Line" on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)".
This experience has garnered a lot of comments, including our own Peter Lucas, at The [Lowell] Sun. I don't know if President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry got to where we are by accident or by deliberate planning, but we are in the correct place. We have managed to drag Russia into this problem and Syria is also responding, rather than stone walling. Yes, Syria could end up being the North Korea of the Middle East, but maybe not.
As we say in the Fighter Dodge, better lucky than good.
Full disclosure—I have met Ms Seaquist and twenty-some years ago worked with her husband. Yes, I flack her stuff from time to time.
Regards — Cliff