Frank, how naive can you be! Do you think Kerry dreamed this up on his own? Come on now. If Obama gets Syria to cave, even though most formerly war hawk Republicans have conveniently turned chicken, kudos to him. It's called negotiating. I used to negotiate labor contracts and it is an art. Winning when you have a lack of strength on your own side can be done if you know how to work the opposition. This is not a done deal as you know. Remember when all the Republican presidential candidates talked about how we couldn't trust any of these countries and needed to teach them a lesson. But, if Obama and his spokesmen pull this off, good for him and good for America. Too bad Bush and Cheney didn't get Iraq to turn over their weapons of mass destruction. Oh that's right, they actually couldn't turn them over because they didn't exist unless they sent them all over to Syria!