Tom Friedman explains that its OK for Obama to be engaged in Deep Reflection on What To Do About ISIS because the situation is complicated.
Right. Because the situation involving Syria, Iraq, Iran and the rest of the Middle Eastern bowl of spaghetti hasn't been tangled for years, and the sudden transformation of the Junior Varsity could never have been foreseen.
Well. Friedman doesn't even note in passing that it might not be such a great strategy for Obama to tell the world that we don't have a stratgey, but fellow columnist Frank Bruni tackled that minor point.