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Here we go again.

So since there is nothing more important going on, it seems that we have time for dueling diaries over the absolutely urgent question of whether the President is a super, super, super smart guy or a political and diplomatic klutz.

For the record, I've no idea who the President is or isn't smarter than.

I'm fairly sure that he isn't playing "11th dimensional chess" though, since such doesn't exist except as a rhetorical trope.

What's certain is that the President is less ignorant about events than anyone here. None of us is in any position to know what is going on behind the scenes and it's a given that the public posturing over the possibility of a military strike against Syria is only the tip of the Ice Berg. One of the perks of the Presidency is that you get know all kinds of secret stuff hidden from the public at large. This includes the actual political and diplomatic agendas that public actions are intended to serve.

How anyone, regardless of their view of the President, imagines that they possess the ability to pierce this veil is a question far more intriguing than either of the above.

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