A damning critique of the Obama administration's (along with about every other American institution's) handling of the civil war in Syria, co-written by Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris:
Barack Obama’s unsteady handling of the Syria crisis has been an avert-your-gaze moment in the history of the modern presidency — highlighting his unsettled views and unattractive options in a way that has caused his enemies to cackle and supporters to cringe.
But the spotlight on Obama’s so-far flaccid performance has obscured a larger reality; the Syria episode has revealed the weakness of multiple institutions and would-be leaders in American life.
Others who will lose face in the Syria situation, according to the piece: the news media, the military and both political parties.
Worth a full read here.