A policy of doing the right thing only when it is cheap and easy is prescription for disaster, and disaster is exactly what we have now in Syria, as a result of this policy. But, let’s be clear here: No facet of intervention in Syria will be easy, or cheap, but intervention is still a moral and a strategic must. Millions of lives are at stake, so is the fate of an entire region with all her peoples. Lebanon Iraq and Jordan are already beginning to feel the spillover effects of the conflict in Syria. The fact that WMDs have begun to be used, even if on a limited scale at this stage, is not a good omen at all. And the longer we wait the worst the situation will get. But in order for the U.S. to do the right thing here, we need a courageous president in the White House, one that is willing to face the truth, then relay it honestly to the American people, even if they are reluctant to hear it. No matter how wary and weary the American people are at this stage, there are certain things that their government still needs to do in order to maintain the global order and keep them and all of us safe. Regrettably, President Obama seems incapable of rising to the challenge.