In one of his statements president Obama had categorically declared that he had made up his mind to debilitate incumbent Syrian regime’s military infrastructure because Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against its own people.
Despite the Security Council’s disapproval, President Obama declared that “I'm comfortable going forward without the approval of a United Nations Security Council”. So against all odds still president Obama was determined to attack Syria. Yet one could perceive that president Obama’s’ heart was not in going solo in carrying out a mission that had its pitfalls and good and bad repercussions.
No doubt the credit of winding up American military presence in Iraq and now in Afghanistan by next year has become an indelible part of history with president Obama as its hero.