Either someone is intentionally releasing embarassingly false information, i.e. Hellblazer's source, or the world is changing in mysterious ways. Would the U.S. spurn our traditional allies, and instead align with Iran? To deal with the situation in Iraq? Or is this our last option, having ourselves been spurned by our traditional allies?
Regardless, who are the strategists we employ who are allowing our set of options to diminish to this embarassing degree? What was their original game plan? Are these individuals still employed? If so, why? For how long?
Are butterflies free?