With al Assad more firmly in power than before, al Qaeda is stronger among the Syrian rebels, the United States has lost credibility and Iran and Russia have gained in stature and influence. This is the product of an irresolute president and of shortsighted behavior by representatives of both parties in congress.
Syria is merely Act One, act two opens at the UN where Iranian president Rouhani will move on form punting in Syria to appeasing Iran. The diplomatic dance with Iran will be long and complex.
Rouhani knows what he is doing. He was Iran’s top nuclear negotiator for two critical years a decade ago and proved then his skill at duplicity in the furtherance of regimes nuclear ambition.
Watch him eat Obma’s lunch.
Source—weekly standard, William kristol