Maybe President Obama, reluctant warrior that he is, can, perhaps because of that, be an astoundingly nimble combatant. Maybe, for example, he can attack ISIS in Syria, as he just has, while sparing a few bombs for the new al Qaeda offshoot known as Khorasan, which, unlike ISIS, absorbed in crazed dreams of long-gone caliphates, is in fact targeting the United States, then pivot swiftly enough to parry Assad.
Maybe this Commander-in-chief does not conceive of himself as piloting a tank, much less a battleship — lo how many eons it takes to turn a battleship — but wielding an epee. Maybe he is D'Artagnan not Curtis Le May.
Maybe he unites historically opposed Islamic states and factions for an existential thrust or two, then splits them apart, bloodying ISIS and with his other hand pointing his blade at the throat of the Ayatollahs and saying, no, no nukes, not no way and not no how.