Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike
It begins to dawn on (some factions of) the administration that war with ISIS may be harder than they thought. What if Syria's not up for letting us fly drones through their airspace, for example?
It's really sad. The elite has gone postal. They want a war. But no matter how hard they try, they can't gin one up. So ISIS is out now? They could try to reheat Ukraine. Though I read Libya's coming up on the charts.