This 'chemical' red line policy people keep talking about would be more of a 'comical' red line if it there were any humor to find in all this.
70,000+ Syrians have already died. Because the 70,001st may have been killed by a chemical weapon, only then do we become so incensed as to intervene directly? Uh, okay.
Who here actually believes this policy says we care about Syrian lives?
By it's very nature it says to Syria and the rest of the word that mostly what we care about is the particular way in which Syrians die. It's all about the how, not the how many.