"...and not briskly jump on

"...and not briskly jump on the bandwagon of a gung-ho rush to war."

Excellent advice at this point.  I am very concerned about poorly defined objectives for US participation and no real mission statement from the president.  Even what little that has been offered is somewhat contradictory to make it politically palatable, but does not meet military planning standards as measurable and achievable.   Regime change is the implied goal that no one seems willing to commit to, but is the only one that will reasonably achieve some measure of protection for the civilian population which is the stated military objective.

Also, UNLIKE Bush, Obama has failed to notify congress before committing troops, potentially violating constitutional requirements.

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