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  •  I don't think rejecting intervention in Syria will (1+ / 0-)
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    Osiris

    herald anything particularly positive. Whether we should strike Syria or not is, I think, a tough call. Don't lose sight of the fact that if we don't, Assad will basically have just gotten away with killing 1500 people with chemical weapons. This could just herald a new low in the ability of the world to cooperatively respond to atrocities.

    `You needn't go on making remarks like that, ... they're not sensible, and they put me out.'

    by seanwright on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 09:22:09 PM PDT

    •  No, we hit that low with Rwanda - and many times (3+ / 0-)
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      since then.  And before then.  The world has been full of atrocities that were gotten away with since the beginning of time.

      •  Perhaps you are right, though I view it cumulative (1+ / 0-)
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        ly, so each time it happens I see it as a new low. But my main point is, I think it is naive to think there is anything here that particularly ought to be celebrated or that bodes particularly well for the future, whether we go in or stay out. Either way the bloodbath goes on in Syria. If we go in, the lesson that will be taken away will probably be we should have stayed out. If we stay out, the lesson taken away will probably be we should have gone in. I don't see defeating a resolution to use military force as the dawning of the age of Aquarius. That's for damn sure.

        `You needn't go on making remarks like that, ... they're not sensible, and they put me out.'

        by seanwright on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 10:13:18 PM PDT

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