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  •  It's manifest nonsense that we can stop (24+ / 0-)

    Assad from using chemical weapons by attacking him. Only in the WackyLand DC Bubble could this be thought possible, by any stretch. Might as well believe if you paint cats green they'll sing Gilbert & Sullivan for you.

    If we degrade his ability to fight off the rebels -- and by all accounts the best organized, largest, and well-funded elements are jihadists (thank you O Beneficent Ally Saudi Arabia) -- well, Assad has seen what happened to 'Daffy and Saddam and their agents. So have his top people.

    What's he going to do if he feels it's "CW or Die" for him?

    At the very best, the very best, we'll definitely blow a bunch of Syrians to bits -- not metaphorically, but with their heads here and their torso 10 ft over there and a leg 30 ft that way -- and encourage Assad to kill even more vigorously and indiscriminately using humane methods of mass murder.

    Meanwhile, I wonder how many of our bombs dropped will have depleted uranium as part of the composition.

    btw, if it turns out the rebels did it, would we cut off the aid we give them? We know damned well it wouldn't even be a topic.

    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:29:15 PM PDT

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