Lowry and vanden Heuvel debate whether a) ISIS beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama’s hand, b) he gets a boost or blame in November, c) he’ll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. Katrina thinks the threats hyped and a largely militaristic response could worsen things, while Rich argues that there’s a mismatch between Obama’s good goals and his modest means. Also, what now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, Climate, Inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Is a video worth a million words?