Agreed - I just hope BO sees it that way and decides to walk away or do a token measure to "check the box". It's VERY risky with no payoff, and 90% of a "no win" or lose situation. I feel for the Syrian civilians but we cannot afford to be the World's policeman... there are dozens of brutal dictators around the world, we can't even afford to take 1 on ! Wish W had realized that... his 2 wars really put us in a box !! What a dumb fokker !! mad