A thought occurred to me that this might be some kind of a first in the annals of political rhetoric on insulting one's own audience. See: On Tuesday Obama gave a weird, incoherent speech that managed to insult both the Right and the Left (according to him, apparently I care only about "military might" and not a whit for anything else). Then the very next day on Wednesday Putin writes an op-ed that trolled the entire nation. So, gentle readers, we've been trolled twice in two days by the heads of state of two different countries. Gee, I can't wait to see what happens today, and it's only Thursday. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS WEEK TO BE OVER.
UPDATE: Well, I had to ask, right? Right on cue ... Troll du jour is of course Assad himself, now making conditions about "giving up" his chemical weapons.