It was simple and clean and yet covered everything that needed to be covered. Already the cable news people are suggesting that we’ve just heard “The Obama Doctrine”. It has not yet been 30 minutes since the speech.
The Obama Doctrine? That we should not work alone in the world?
I believe that particular doctrine was, in recent times, first demonstrated by George H. W. Bush in his prosecution of the Gulf War. It was a brilliant success in every way and cost us nothing. The actual financial cost to the United States was reimbursed by all the participants. Every cent.
Bill Clinton pursued the same tactic with the Balkans war. United States involvement was requested by a host of European countries and we complied. Costs were shared.
Works for me.