Tag Archive: Red Line

Obama Adopts ‘The Office Doctrine’ For Dealing With Syria


My wife and I were big fans of NBC’s The Office. Back before Steve Carell left the show (it became unwatchable after that), we never missed an episode. Even these days, after we put our kids to bed at night and can’t find much on television, it’s not uncommon for us to turn to our…

Of Red Lines, Game Changers and U.S. Credibility

If the Syrian regime ever uses chemical weapons on its own people, the president said, then it will have crossed a “red line;”  using chemical weapons is a “game-changer, he said.”  The implication was clear:  If Syria crossed that bright line, the United States would not tolerate it.  We would take action.  Military action, presumably….