“Discrete,” “just muscular enough not to get mocked,” oh yeah, this is going to end well.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama is considering a small-scale attack on Syria’s government, the White House spokesman said Thursday.

“What we’re talking about here is something very discrete and limited. … We’re not talking about regime change here,” deputy spokesman Josh Earnest said today.

The statement suggested the administration is not considering a large-scale air or ground attack, any effort to replace Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, or a non-military response, such as diplomatic announcements, embargoes or partial sanctions.

A limited airstrike could use air or sea-launched aircraft, likely carrying tens or hundreds of guided missiles.

The president could also order the use of ship-launched missiles, but they’re fewer in number than available air-launched missiles.