The incompetence of this president and the senior civilian officers of the country is nowhere better illustrated than by their insistence that an American war against Syria will be "brief and limited" just because they say so.
One nation can easily begin a war, but it takes both sides to end it. Japan started WW2 with the US all by itself, but both Japan and the US had to come together on the deck of USS Missouri to end the war.
And so in his interview with CBS' Charlie Rose, Basha al-Assad made it obvious that he understands what President Obama does not: once the dogs of war are let slip, it is not so easy to leash them again.
Assad: If US Strikes Syria, 'Expect Every Action' in Return
President Bashar Assad warned Sunday that if President Obama decides to launch military strikes on Syria, the U.S. and its allies should "expect every action" in retaliation.
"You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government," Assad told "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose in his first television interview since Mr. Obama sought congressional approval for military action.
In a clear reference to his allies in Iran and the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, Assad warned that his government is "not the only player in this region."
"You have different parties, you have different factions, you have different ideology. You have everything in this region now," said Assad ... .
I posted it before, but it seems timely again: Assad is saying is that he will go Bluto on us if we attack Syria.