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  •  Again. We are not in 1980s. Ronald Reagan is (0+ / 0-)

    no longer our President, and those advocating that we should act (if there is conclusive evidence and some type of international support) aren't pretending that 1988 was all well and good.

    This implication that people who genuinely believe that the use of chemicals weapons should not go unpunished are hypocrites because we supported Iraq is rather ridiculous.

    •  again, you are missing the point (1+ / 0-)
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      move on

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:52:11 AM PDT

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      •  Your point is what? The "Saddam used CM in (0+ / 0-)

        the 80's and it didn't violate international norms then and it wasn't a threat to global security".

        One, yes it did violate international norms then. We just had a fucked up President who didn't mind violating any and all international norms.

        Two, no it didn't undermine global security then, but that doesn't somehow mean it can't now. You don't think millions of refugees crossing borders threatens global security? You don't think that Assad's potential to get more aggressive could undermine global security? You don't think that Iran might be emboldened if Syria can defy red lines as they please? The situation re: global security is completely different than what it was in 88. So yes, in insinuating that it will turn out the same way is comparing apples to oranges.

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