What is the POTUS likely to do given that the UK has bowed out of a coalition style response?
The president walked into the room and watched a talking head explain knowingly to his audience why he, Obama, had taken some action. “Oh, so that’s why I did it,”
Read the Vanity Fair article, Obama's Way (by Michael Lewis) for some clues. It provides a fascinating account of how Obama led the US to intervene in Libya during Qaddafi's last days.