Saying "don't worry, we won't do a very good job" is no way to sell a military action

It’s kind of hard to imagine FDR or Churchill vowing to take away Hitler’s Cheerios spoon while “giving” him a fork. And yet, Kerry insists that this is a replay of Munich, with Assad as Hitler.

And the role of, well, not cereal killer but cereal hinderer falls to us.

For this, hawks are supposed to rally around an administration that has demonized and belittled them for years?

Sure, a symbolic shot across the bow would satisfy the president’s unstated but obvious desire to make good on the “red line” he drew last year. But how would it deter Assad or other dictators from using chemical weapons? “Give up your sarin or feel the full brunt of our incredibly small and limited wrath!”