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  •  But now that we've made all these bellicose (2+ / 0-)
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    accusations and statements about the use of poison gas, we'll look weak if we don't blow those responsible off the face of the earth!

    •  It's my hope that a lot of those (7+ / 0-)

      Bellicose ultimatums are to set up conditions for serious behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts, which, I'm sure must be going on right now.  So far, at least, the Administration speakers have been saying, "We're ready.  We can.  But no decision has been made."

      Very helpful diary.  More, please!

      "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

      by SottoVoce on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:32:30 PM PDT

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    •  Which is another reason why ... (6+ / 0-)

      ... rushing to "making war" (as opposed to "fighting a war") before the provenance of the chemical weapons is declared by the UN is so risky. If we were to "blast away" at those responsible and then it later come out that we blasted away at the wrong party, that would be yet another reckless overseas action undermining our leverage in the Middle East.

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      by BruceMcF on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:40:13 PM PDT

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