Oh good, we're only going to bomb the bad Syrians
Because surgical precision. Pravda:
After Syria chemical allegations, Obama considering limited military strike
President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.
The timing of such an attack, which would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles — or, possibly, long-range bombers — striking military targets not directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, is dependent on three factors: completion of an intelligence report assessing Syrian government culpability in last week’s alleged chemical attack; ongoing consultation with allies and Congress; and determination of a justification under international law.
What kind of half-assery is this?
So they whack Assad. What then?
So they destroy some weapons. Russia sends more.
So they blow some civilians to pink mist. What else is new?
And what kind of "deterrent" is based on "keeping the United States out of deeper involvement?
NOTE As for "punishment," Dear Lord... Look, can we just forget about the whole Nobel peace prize thing?