I was fully expecting to have my evening viewing interrupted tonight by a stern looking news anchor telling us that the military action in Syria has began and then some grainy live pictures of buildings exploding in huge fireballs.
Seems that the wheels have come off the blow up Syria bandwagon with the British sitting it out on the side and international support waning, no UN backing, minimal public backing in the countries with the aircraft carriers poised and Capitol Hill less than enthusiastic for another war.
Obama was strongly criticised for not consulting Congress before launching strikes against Libya which is probably why he is now saying that he will seek the authorisation of Congress before sending in the Cruise Missiles.
With just the French for company, the people who Norman Schwarzkopf said of 'Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion', Obama must be feeling very isolated especially as the evidence pretty much comes down to 'they did it because we said so'.
If the discussion in Congress doesn't go Obama's way then America may be compelled to withdraw from the decision to bring peace to Syria by firing missiles at it which leaves the French to go it alone.
Whatever the outcome, good or bad, the President may yet lose his legacy of the one oversaw a massive spying network on his own people.