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View Diary: A list of intellectuals who support the war with Syria (202 comments)

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  •  Neocons Push Obama to Go Beyond a Punitive Strike (9+ / 0-)
    But the letter—which was signed by Elliott Abrams, Fouad Ajami, Max Boot, Ellen Bork, Eliot Cohen, Douglas Feith, Joseph Lieberman, Clifford May, Joshua Muravchik, Danielle Pletka, Karl Rove, Randy Scheunemann, Kristol, Kagan, Senor, and dozens of others—demands that Obama go further. It calls on the president to provide "vetted moderate elements of Syria's armed opposition" with the military support necessary to strike regime units armed with chemical weapons. That is, the neocons and their allies have CW-ized their pre-existing demand for the United States to arm the rebels.

    And there's more: "The United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime. The objectives should be not only to ensure that Assad's chemical weapons no longer threaten America, our allies in the region or the Syrian people, but also to deter or destroy the Assad regime's airpower and other conventional military means of committing atrocities against civilian non-combatants." Plus, Obama should not only aid the rebels to thwart additional chemical weapons attacks; he should arm "moderate elements" of the opposition so that they can "prevail against" the Assad regime and the rebel factions affiliated with Al Qaeda or other Islamic extremists. In other words, get in whole hog. Mother Jones

    •  Foreign Policy Experts Urge President Obama ... (14+ / 0-)

      Foreign Policy Experts Urge President Obama to Respond to Assad's Chemical Attack

      We urge you to respond decisively by imposing meaningful consequences on the Assad regime.  At a minimum, the United States, along with willing allies and partners, should use standoff weapons and airpower to target the Syrian dictatorship’s military units that were involved in the recent large-scale use of chemical weapons.  It should also provide vetted moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition with the military support required to identify and strike regime units armed with chemical weapons. link
      Ammar Abdulhamid
      Ambassador Robert G. Joseph
      Elliott Abrams
      Dr. Robert Kagan
      Dr. Fouad Ajami
      Lawrence F. Kaplan
      Michael Allen
      James Kirchick
      Dr. Michael Auslin
      Irina Krasovskaya
      Gary Bauer
      Dr. William Kristol
      Paul Berman
      Bernard-Henri Levy
      Max Boot
      Dr. Robert J. Lieber
      Ellen Bork
      Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
      Ambassador L. Paul Bremer
      Tod Lindberg
      Matthew R. J. Brodsky
      Mary Beth Long
      Dr. Eliot A. Cohen
      Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken
      Senator Norm Coleman
      Dr. Michael Makovsky
      Ambassador William Courtney
      Ann Marlowe
      Seth Cropsey
      Clifford D. May
      James S. Denton
      Dr. Alan Mendoza
      Paula A. DeSutter
      David A. Merkel
      Dr. Larry Diamond
      Dr. Joshua Muravchik
      Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky
      Ambassador Andrew Natsios
      Thomas Donnelly
      Governor Tim Pawlenty
      Dr. Michael Doran
      Martin Peretz
      Mark Dubowitz
      Danielle Pletka
      Dr. Colin Dueck
      Dr. David Pollock
      Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt
      Arch Puddington
      Ambassador Eric S. Edelman
      Karl Rove
      Douglas J. Feith
      Randy Scheunemann
      Reuel Marc Gerecht
      Dan Senor
      Abe Greenwald
      Ambassador John Shattuck
      Christopher J. Griffin
      Lee Smith
      John P. Hannah
      Henry D. Sokolski
      Dr. Jeffrey Herf
      James Traub
      Peter R. Huessy
      Ambassador Mark D. Wallace
      Dr. William Inboden
      Michael Weiss
      Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
      Leon Wieseltier
      Ash Jain
      Khawla Yusuf
      Dr. Kenneth Jensen
      Robert Zarate
      Allison Johnson
      Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

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