Video: “Mr. Secretary, would you please explain what an ‘incredibly small’ strike is?”
posted at 12:09 pm on September 10, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Actually, John Kerry’s phrase was “unbelievably small,” but the climbdown is still the same. And obviously, it’s hardly the only climbdown today (via The Corner):
“Compared to Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, it’s small — it is not any of those things,” the secretary said at the House Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday morning. “That doesn’t mean it would be anything less than what I’ve suggested previously, and the military has suggested, that Assad will know — we don’t do pin pricks.”
Of course, this was still in the “Syria is Munich all over again!” paradigm. We’re now in the “What’s Munich again?” paradigm. Try to keep up, all you Winstons out there.