White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has reiterated that there is no substance whatever to the notion Mr. Obama was overheard saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my enema," on his way to a White House comfort room.
However, wily advisors such as Senators McCain and Graham, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and ex-prime minister Blair are advocating coalitions of enemies, properly managed, are a way forward from the current obstructions in US foreign policy.
Whereas al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria have been assisting the struggle against Assad, hence in the category of "enemy of my enemy," the trick is to keep them from evacuating further into Iraq.
However, with this new invasion nearing Baghdad, "the enemy of my enemy" Iran can be carefully partnered into a thorough intestinal cleansing where sunni-related extremism is threatening overflow.
As to upsetting Saudi Arabia due to its insertions of these extremist types into the bowels of the problem in Syria, now loosed and staining Iraq, diplomacy must be heightened.
It will take time to clean up the ISIS movement underway in Iraq and return these elements to their more upright positions in Syria.
Thus strategies to topple Syria and weaken Iraq and Lebanon in order to attack Iran must be put on hold.
Mr. Earnest has hinted at new stools of thought for a new flooding and expurgation policy:
--ISIS is the enemy of my enemy in Syria (thus friend) but has for the moment become the enemy of my friend in Iraq (thus enemy). Therefore, no further arms shipments will be risked in its direction at this time;
--Iran as the enemy of my enemy ISIS in Iraq (thus friend) will be indulged with "cooperative talks on stability" until complete evacuation of the problem. At that point Iran will return to its previous status (enemy);
--Saudi Arabia as the enemy of my enemy Assad (thus friend) will be wrapped up tight, bound, and stuffed with weapons shipments or extra tanks, because Saudi Arabia has become the enemy of my friend Iraq (thus enemy);
--Mr. McCain and his neocon colleagues, as enemy of my enemy ISIS et al, will continue emetically with a lot of talk on Iraq (thus friend temporarily plus bonus relief from their Bengahzi obsession).
Of course this new policy lies side by side with all the other options on the table in how to get the US out of the odor of its current circumstances.
Meanwhile, please stand by. The Press Secretary has again emphasized Mr. Obama will return to the oval office shortly, following his emergency down the hall.