Long before Assad had a chance to launch a poison gas attack, our cut-rate commander-in-chief should have ordered a few cruise missiles fired at Assad’s head to get his full attention -- or better yet, kill him.
It’s too late for such presidential decisiveness now. President Obama needed to show Assad that he -- and the United States -- meant business a long time ago.
But his administration dithered for more than two years, and 100,000 Syrians died in a civil war that now has so many rebel factions no one can tell the good guys from the bad.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was right when he said this week that it’s already too late for the United States to come up with a Syria strategy. He said our best options already are in our rear-view mirror.
At this point, all we can do is drop some leaflets on Damascus telling the Syrians how sorry we are that we have a president who still can’t get his act together.