Hmm, I suppose the original "red line" statement ended up being a case of footinmouthitis and of course I (like most sane individuals) don't want the US in another war (it would be another way to waste another chunk of the US's fortunes in both $$$ and human life).
Changing the red line takes the onus off of Obama to committing to some type of action but it sure doesn't do much for building US credibility around the globe. Is credibility found by paying extortion money?....sending hundreds of millions of dollars in aid money to people that hate our guts (has it reached billions yet?)?...sending super expensive state-of-the-art fighter jets and tanks to a country who, yelp, hates our guts? It seems the only way we get a "hall pass" from these countries is to send them $$$/aid or allow *their* citizens free (often illegal) entry into our country and then hand them and their families a check with all the frills (case in example, the two recent Boston bombers)...oh, and don't check them out or profile them 'cause that would be against their "rights" and is a no-no.
This country had better wake up. Democrat, republican, teaparty, wig party, tupperware party....it doesn't matter. When we suddenly find out that we aren't able to take care of ourselves I'm sure whoever steps in to take care of us isn't going to care which party we are part of.