He also showed he was one of the boys by starting yet another expensive and hurty war. He completely fell down on the illegality part of it his predecessors were so good at, though. This is technically a legal war. Luckily for his place in history, this one has the potential to go full-Vietnam. You know:
Let's have a no-fly zone!
Um, telling him not to fly isn't working. We're going to have to use planes.
I guess we have to hit anti-aircraft targets on the ground too?
I suppose we better hit that tank convoy as well, even though it's not technically flying anywhere.
Damn, we hit civilians. Well, let's kill twice as many gov't forces to make up for it.
The rebels aren't exactly winning. We'd better send them some weapons.
We need people on the ground to call in air strikes.
We'd better send the rebels some advisors.
Maybe some of our advisors should fight?
Better send in some Marines.
Is the army doing anything else right now? Oh.
How does everyone feel about the draft? Oh.
Let's not put the draft thing in the form of a question this time.