A number of distressing remarks have come from Rome recently from cardinals which are easily take as anti-American. But today’s short statement does not strike me as one of them. Spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said: “Whoever decides that all peaceful means that international law has put at our disposition have been exhausted assumes a serious responsibility before God, his conscience and history.” That’s it. He’s right. And I don’t think the president would disagree at all. He knows that well.