Michael Yon, quoting British MP Adam Holloway:
Outrage is not a strategy. I thought military action always had to have a purpose behind it – so what is the endstate here? Hit, and then hope?
I am not sure in what way even limited strikes help the people living in my constituency: how does this further Britain’s or America’s national security?
The strategy is a cover for President Obama’s lie that there was ever any kind of “red line” in Syria. The endstate is a weak and confused man made to appear strong and confident. But nobody important — Assad, Iran, al Qaeda, China, Russia, our allies — will believe it.
Nor will the American people.