To be sure, the use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians is outrageous and appalling.
Using Harry Truman's famous saying that the buck stops with the president, the Obama administration reasons that Assad crossed the red line and used chemical weapons on his own people, despite being warned by Obama not to.
But Assad himself publicly contests the claim that evidence shows that his armed forces used chemical weapons. Even if Assad is responsible for the use of chemical weapons against his own people, I would not expect Assad to come out and admit it. On the contrary, I would expect him to say instead exactly what he is saying.
However, apart from Assad's own self-serving statements, I have not seen evidence yet that would conclusively rule out the possibility that the rebel forces used the chemical weapons on Syrian people as a way to frame Assad.
But now Obama wants a limited strike against
But if Assad is the alleged culprit who is supposedly going to be punished, should he be targeted?
No, no, no, the