If there was any good reason for the president to address the nation during prime time tonight, it was to convince the public that some sort of military action in Syria was necessary. The enlightened public would then pressure their representatives to approve a resolution; however, that vote, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been put on indefinite hold while Vladimir Putin takes the lead. So…

Well, the president did describe the horror of chemical weapons attacks on children, for those who were on the fence about that.