But in the meantime, Mistermix over on Balloon Juice made this observation:
Food, water, shelter and sanitation for refugees is nowhere near as sexy as war, so this is getting little attention. If, as Juan Cole recommends, Obama decides to pivot and move to diplomacy after losing British support, focusing on the plight of refugees and using our airlift to send them aid would be smart politics as well as good policy.
This makes absolute perfect sense. If we're supposed to be doing this on humanitarian grounds, focus on the humans first and foremost. Get food and shelter and medical help to the refugees right now, Mr. President.