The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff entered the Situation Room.
“Mister President, the situation in Syria is spiraling out of control. Al-Assad shows no sign of backing down. The rebel forces are both unreliable and possibly compromised by jihadist elements. The Israelis are getting nervous and Putin’s government continues to exploit the situation for its own ends. It is uncertain if Congress or the American people have the stomach for a conventional response and therefore…”
“General, you can’t be suggesting what I assume you are about to suggest.”
“Mister President, my oath to this country and its constitution demands I suggest it. It is our only viable course of action. All I require is your authorization and we can achieve operational status within an hour.”
“Very well, General. You have full clearance. Awake THE WINNING TEAM and let us pray history does not judge us too harshly.”