"A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we're going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he'll still be able to eat Cheerios."Cheerios? Silverware? I guess the only up side is hoping that metaphorically Assad then stabs himself with the fork. Or something. What the hell is wrong with these people? From the beginning, the Syrian mess has been characterized by folks from the president on down saying the stupidest things imaginable within earshot of ... oh, everybody.
Let this be a lesson to you, my darlings: THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. THEN THINK AGAIN. AND A THIRD TIME BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR TRAP. Remember that timelessly relevant axiom: "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
Speaking of ... Obama is giving his speech tonight.