At the beginning of this civil war, Obama and Hillary declared that Assad must go. Well, Assad is stronger today than 2 years ago because Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and others have entered the fray while we sit on the sidelines. Frankly, it is too late to act forcefully in Syria. If we wait long enough, the Middle East will implode and Obama will appear wise and his policy successful. He will win by default. However, I prefer a president and leader who speaks softly and carries a great big stick that he or she is not afraid to use.