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  •  No interventionists (1+ / 0-)
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    are really willing to risk anything here.  The "case" for doing something in Syria, or anywhere, depends entirely on us delivering bombs from safety, maybe sacrificing a few Americans who were deemed disposable in the first place, borrowing money to pay for it, making speeches that leave us feeling good about ourselves, and going to mall or watching football afterwards.  It is the case for intervention itself which is a celebration of exhaustion and cynicism.

    A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

    by eightlivesleft on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 07:16:44 AM PDT

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    •  In other words, what we did in Libya. (0+ / 0-)

      That the same ideologues insisted was going to bog us down in another war of "imperial aggression."  

      •  Not aggression, but concerns (0+ / 0-)

        about the use of military force in another country's civil war, some of which have been borne out.  American interests have not been served in the short term and I doubt they will be served in the long term either:

        Government authority is disintegrating in all parts of the country putting in doubt claims by American, British and French politicians that Nato’s military action in Libya in 2011 was an outstanding example of a successful foreign military intervention which should be repeated in Syria.

        A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

        by eightlivesleft on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:35:00 PM PDT

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