Mr. Obama seems to lack the finesse of saying less and doing more, which makes him liable to falling to propaganda ploys ready to be launched by those who want to capitalize on an inexperienced President.
Instead of saying he will destroy Assad’s air defenses if they threaten US aircraft flying missions over Syria, why doesn’t he just go ahead and do it?
How else is he going to give teeth to an emerging coalition? Doesn’t he realize that taking these defences out will immediately inflate his air force arsenal by at least 1000 modern jet fighters ready to fly from nearby bases? In other words, the GCC and Jordanian air force will become available for battle over Syria’s air space; in which case Obama’s aircrafts may go freely after Baghdadi, while the GGC and the Jordanian warplanes will go after Assad.
What’s Big O. waiting for? Does he really believe that training 5000 Syrians will do him any good in the immediate future?