After seeing Obama in action for a few years, it becomes possible to predict his next action. Obama originally said he had the power to make the attack, without approval from congress ot the UN. But when the time for action took place, it looked like a bad deal and he wanted to cut congress in on the blame. Congressional approval isn't going to happen according to all sources who have counted the votes, so President Obama will do the next best thing, he will begin the attack on September 11th.
He's hoping people will be pleased by the date of the attack, to give him some political cover. Sec of State John Kerry said today the attack would be surprisingly small. Perhaps, just one day, taking out vital electricity grids and oil refineries? Tomahawk missiles aren't real accurate and they are limited in the angle they take and often overshoots their targets. They could do a lot of collateral damage to civilians Obama wants to avoid.
So, instead, he will send in fighter pilots with smart bombs. Less powerful, but infinitely more accuracate. He might not do much damage, but at least he won't kill thousands of civilians. And more importantly... to him... he wouldn't come off looking so weak.
Obama will do a press conference on Wednesday, followed by a senate vote, if Harry Reid is certain, he has the votes and hours later, the F-16, will be raining smart bombs over Damascus. When the first bomb is supposed to go off, the president will appear before the press and announce his attack, ala the George H W Bush Gulf War, where he made a quick appearance, with the simple line, "The Liberation Of Kuwait has begun."
It was a dramatic moment and one that Obama would enjoy for his legacy. With any luck, people will quit pointing out that Obama's irrefutable proof doesn't exist and he will claim victory. The CIA has 2 days to find a local aspirin factory.