It is hard to find words to describe John Kerry’s performance on the Syrian issue. Incompetent, certainly, but that hardly seems sufficient. On the one hand, the usual Munich analogy: the Syrian use of chemical weapons poses as much of a challenge to the world as did Nazi Germany. On the other hand, our response should be and will be “unbelievably small.” This is the equivalent of squaring the circle: a statement with two diametrically opposed propositions, each of which cancels out the other, but at the same time both are absurd.
Words fail: but “unbelievably incompetent” is at least a start.