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But, ..."save face"... unfortunately is at least partly what this is all about. President Obama made some unfortunate remarks and now feels the need to follow through with his threat. And yes, it was President Obama who made the "Red Line" threat, not the "world". I don't expect him to apologize for making some stupid remarks, but he could find a diplomatic, and honest, way to change his stance.
The warmongerers like Obama, Kerry, Hagel, McCain(of course), Boener, and even Hillary have shown their true allegiances and have won this round for more war. I still hope cooler heads will prevail. It is not too late to have a little restraint in this situation.
President Obama said ..."My credibility is not on the line..." Wrong! President Obama put his and Americas credibility on the line with his "Red Line" speech. He said it and should not be trying to deny it!
President Obama said "We have to act." meaning bomb Syria. "Have to"? Why? Why can't we talk about what to do? This shows that he has made up his mind.
Kerry said that he "KNOWS" that Assad will use Chemical weapons again if we do not bomb Syria. He "KNOWS" it? How? I would think it is very possible that Assad will do it again, but I do not claim to KNOW what Assad will do. Does Kerry belong to the "Psychic Hot Line"? How does he or anyone else "KNOW" what Assad will do?
McCain agreed to the strikes but has indicated that he wants MORE military action. MORE? What? Nukes? Would that finally make him happy?
President Putin has apparently called Sec Kerry a "liar" today". He may be correct.
It gets worse by the day... More war is almost never the answer.