So: Barack Hussein Obama draws a red line, saying there will be trouble if the Syrian regime should use chemical weapons against its opponents.
“That would change my calculus. That would change my equation,” he announces. Chemical weapons, he assures the palace press corps, “we will not tolerate.”
Further, Obama gravely warns Assad that the “President of the United States does not bluff.”
Of course, Assad figures that anyone who says they are not bluffing is bluffing, so he goes ahead and uses chemical weapons.
A resolute Obama springs into action and —