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    had Kerry been asked if we'd rule out sending ground troops to Belgium, he'd deny it.  I think his answer had less to do with infrantry combat troops than potentially and inadvertently outlawing special forces or even, depending on legislative wording, or else manned aircraft entering Syrian airspace than hiding an agenda (especially since the AUMF will almost certainly contain a limitation on ground troops).  Indeed, the agenda is so hidden there's no evidence for it but your own extrapolation from any war into Iraq II.

    The U.S.'s policy is also obviously broader than airstrikes, but Obama and Clinton both tended to favor airstrikes without further escalation.  Indeed, all of the additional sanctions and indirect support for rebels in lieu of combat troops is what McCain has been complaining about for two years, to say nothing of the jiu-jitsu in taking McCain's stated opposition to argue for agreement.

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:02:37 AM PDT

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