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View Diary: Obama's Address To The Nation On Syria Good But Unconvincing For Military Action (6 comments)

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  •  It wasn't about war. It was about justifying (1+ / 0-)
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    to the American people that this is an important issue that requires the credible threat of force to push the Syrians to comply with international law.  That's why 61% approved of what he said.  The President dislikes war as much as any of the skeptics, but he is saying that what happened there cannot be ignored.  It's a variation of 'walk softly and carry a big stick';  It's 'walk softly, talk loudly, and do a few practice swings to make the message clear'.

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    by khyber900 on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 01:09:15 PM PDT

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