Keep in mind that for the last week before the Labor Day weekend, White House planners envisioned a slow/no news week highlighted by Obama's celebration and appropriation of the Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" anniversary.
Syria intruded, and the Chi Trib has this to say about the week that was:
So ended the most puzzling, and potentially disastrous, week of the Obama presidency.
He failed to muster world support for a military response on Syria. He failed to convince the American public of the value in such action. He sent Secretary of State John Kerry out twice to issue broad declarations that the U.S. was prepared to act forcefully, but he gave away military advantage by assuring the world — and Bashar Assad — that the U.S. response would be quite limited. Moreover, Assad gained the opportunity to protect his troops and materiel by filtering them into the civilian population.
He had a dream.
FOR THOSE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING WORRIED... The G-20 conference on Putin's home field won't exactly be a victory lap for Obama either. I assume world leaders will continue to be interested to learn what positions Obama is currently espousing, but where is his cred?