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  •  The March to War (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh, and one other thing: Bush got U.N. and Congressional approval for his war.
    There was no such approval from the U.N.
    then it was "48 hours to leave Iraq", now it's "red lines" and punishing Assad for using chemical weapons.  Threats that must be followed up or you look weak.  Peace, though, must come with the abdication of the one in power - Saddam had to flee, and President Obama insists that Assad must step aside as a condition for peace talks.  Then as now, those beating the drums of war aren't telling us how they're going to handle the situation after the kinetic thingamajig has worked it's magic.
    Indeed. See: The March to War
    •  Thanks for the correction. (1+ / 0-)
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      i dunno
      •  Trying to update diary but it's not cooperating. (0+ / 0-)

        I click "Save Changes" and it just brings up text asking if I'm sure I want to save, but doesn't give me another button to do so.  So I guess next time I'll just have to confirm U.N. resolutions and double check the viscosity of auto-correct.  :)

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