A matter of time
-"Madame President; a word with you, if I may?"
--"I have a feeling I know what this is about."
-"Then I take it you know our time on the fence is drawing to a close."
--"I am well aware of that, Mr. Secretary. No need to remind me. Once our forces in Mexico end reconstruction operations, we'll set our agenda for our stance on Middle Eastern affairs. For now let us just take one thing at a time."
-"Duly noted, Madame President; though I would strongly advise you to weigh your options beforehand."
--"I will, Tom. Good day to you."
-"And to you, Madame."
So yeah, political scene for GW in which the NAC chooses to be neutral (for now, at least).
Oh, and female president; deal with it.