Drama unfolded around Barack Obama’s speech as the world waited for the U.S.’s official position on military intervention in Syria. If you weren’t busy commenting on and analyzing the situation in the past week and you simply observed, you probably came to the same conclusion.
One can only imagine the uproar that would have ensued if Obama had pulled a “George W. Bush” and gone to war immediately without a clear strategy and no exit plan.Octavia Nasr
Experts hopping from one TV station to the next were so full of themselves predicting the precise day and minute when the “attack” will begin, how long it will last and how wide a scope it will have. All this, without any knowledge whatsoever of what kind of “intervention” this was going to be, nor any idea of its short-term and long-term goals. The world looked like a headless animal zoo for a week, too many opinions but no substance. One had to search really hard to find the rare, level-headed analysts that were not selling confusion and fear to the war-thristy masses.