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He acknowledged that the weapons have been used, “but we don’t know how they were used, when they were used, who used them.” Really? Who does he think used them? The Red Cross?

“We don’t have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened,” he said, sounding like a two-bit lawyer trying to stall the incontrovertible court case against his clearly guilty client.

Mr. Obama’s real worry? “The strong possibility that those chemical weapons can fall into the wrong hands.”

Doesn’t that sound like that horse might already be out of the barn?

Seriously, this is no longer your pot-smoking “Choom Gang” back in the idle sun of Hawaii. This is serious business.

Charles Hurt can be reached at or via Twitter at @charleshurt.