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    Wending our way through Syria's fractured sectarian demography would challenge any administration.  In a democratically elected system, the Sunni majority should dominate in Syria but not impose only its own views without hindrance.  Since the Syrian opposition seemingly can't get its act together to project a fair image of what a post-Assad Syria would look like, just why should they be supported?  The Republicans expect that any involvement in Syria will be messy, especially at the end when sectarian oppression is likely to rear its ugly head in a major way, and they can blame the Obama administration even more for not doing - well, they don't know.  It will be just like what happened in Somalia when Bush the Elder plunged into Somalia at the end of his administration to deflect criticism of his Iran-Contra scandal and left a weeping wound of immense proportions for his successor to try to clean up.  It's not a defect in their argument.  It's a feature.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:12:39 PM PDT

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