Hagel telegraphed the administration's intentions very effectively over the last 24 hours.
It was all about red lines and headlines.
America is moving into the Syria conflict; stepping out from behind the curtain.
The logic behind the latest rhetoric beggars belief.
Evil dictator has been slaughtering his own people for two years. But today he has picked up a new implement with which to slaughter his people.
We were OK with the slaughter until this new implement was implemented, at which point we determined that a red line had been crossed.