You can't say they weren't warned. President Obama made it crystal clear that using chemical weapons against civilians would be crossing 'the red line'. But apparently Assad used sarin gas anyway, and now must face the president's wrath.
I suspect a strongly worded letter is in the works.
And darn it all, it's another distraction just as the President was preparing our next recovery-summer. If it's not one thing, it's another. Remember recovery-summer last year? (or was it the one before that?) It was going along fine until it got derailed by speculation in the chopsticks market. (or was it a potato famine?) Anyway, not the President's fault.