He's also far more informed than I am, and a far better politician than I am.
Now, not to brag too much, but I'm not an idiot and I am pretty well-read. But Obama kicks ass.
And he keeps on kicking ass. Over and over.
Over the last week or two, this site has been full of diaries about Syria. I've kept out of it, mostly. I don't know enough to comment and there are good cases on many sides (yes, that's right. many sides.... that's why progressive opinion is all over the place on this).
Of course, I don't know how it will turn out. Neither do you. Nor does Obama.
But, so far, we have
1) No American lives lost
2) No American money spent
3) No aspect of the constitution violated
4) No American arms in the hands of Islamists or other bad guys
5) Assad at least talking seriously about giving up his chemical weapons.
Did Obama get 'lucky'? Well, I dunno. Luck is fickle. But there's a Yiddish saying:
When luck enters the game, cleverness counts double.
Of course, the last time we said bad things about a country in the middle east all hell broke loose. But back then, the president was an ignorant buffoon surrounded by evil men. This time, not so much.
EDIT: Thanks for the rec list. I am going to have to go in a few minutes. I'll be back in the AM