Peggy Noonan wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal that perfectly lays out what Americans are thinking.
I cannot for the life of me see how an American president can launch a serious military action without a full and formal national address in which he explains to the American people why he is doing what he is doing, why it is right, and why it is very much in the national interest.
The absence of such a statement from our President, the Commander In Chief, is especially puzzling when you consider his previous position on the use of our military.
“I don’t oppose all wars … what I am opposed to is a dumb war.” – Barack Obama, 2002
For the first time, Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of a war that he authored rather than inherited. And the man who a decade ago anointed himself the arbiter of intelligent warfare is leading the U.S. into a conflict that is questionable on its merits and incoherent in its execution.
The blatant in-over-his-head behavior of our president is embarrassing. Certainly causing belly laughs in Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia.