Two puzzles for anyone trying to get ahead of the news on Syria:
1. Is it Nobel Peace Prizes for Putin and Assad, or just Putin?
2. After If it becomes obvious that Putin and Assad are just playing word games with Obama, does Obama shock the world and regain lost mojo by actually bombing Syria without UN or Congressional sanction?
Admit it - such a prompt show of force would be bold, unexpected, and resolute. And if world leaders walked away thinking that this Obama guy is scary, that could be a feature rather than a bug. Well, maybe - as I said, its a puzzle.