It could be that President Barack Obama is a political genius. I mean, he did become President as a black man. And, his learning curve has probably been twice as hard as his predecessors given he adds his blackness to the equation. The pushing for the war against Syria was his way of getting what really wanted. He didn’t want to bomb or go to war with anyone. He just knows, given what he has dealt with in the past with Congress, Congress will be anti him. Therefore, he had to be pro-war in order to have his desired result of no war.
I hypothesize he has played pro-war knowing it would get killed in congress, while appeasing those entities with defense contract interests. Thus, he looks war hungry and tough, but ultimately won’t go to war. Goddamn! ✌Not going to war is exactly what he and we want. My President!
On the other hand, he has been overseeing drone attacks. We all have to make concessions? Or, he really may want war. And, he may not be as intelligent as I am positing he is.
Just a thought. Who really knows? But, the US presence in the Middle East won’t be fading. We’ll see what’s next b/c we still have to make sure Saudi Arabia’s interests and power remains protected in the Middle East. That’s like the US’s role or something.