This new "Obama Doctrine" - isn't it a retread Bush Doctrine?
Obama told the world, "“I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action,”.
It is an embracement of George II's thinking re. WMD.
In both cases, a "possible" scenario was treated as coming reality. Counterfactual arguments can only be relegated to the history classes and political mudslinging - but as with Bush's WMD claim, Obama's is likewise. Just watch the scenes on TV, this is a Civil War of minor ferocity.