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  •  I love happy endings (1+ / 0-)
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    Nada Lemming
    Once safety order and a peace plan in the region is secured, this exchange in Syria is political gold going into '14
    We should start coming up with some ads right now. How about something like:

    "Democrats brought peace and harmony to Syria. You're welcome."

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 04:28:09 PM PDT

    •  Great snark (0+ / 0-)

      You must be looking forward. Way forward because no matter the outcome of this episode and know matter who blinked peace and harmony in Syria by '14 is nothing more than a pipe dream.

      I'm just glad we haven't bombed people to save people at this point and am not in the least bit interested in who tries to claim credit.

      In real life when you threaten someone that you know is weaker than you are you are considered a bully and when you fact challenged on that fact and change course you become a proven bully.

      I honestly don't think threatening lives qualifies as diplomacy. I really don't care who "blinked" or the reason for it. It was a dumb move for this admin to make statements about things not in evidence. It's even dumber to attempt to claim prior knowledge of the outcome for doing so.

      •  One point in, particular, agreed (0+ / 0-)
        I honestly don't think threatening lives qualifies as diplomacy. I really don't care who "blinked" or the reason for it.
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        'Bad outcomes'
        . People, even brutish autocrats,  should ideally be brought to fair trial.
        This is true. Here we were referring to general forces of history, Sadam is a better example than Bin Laden.  

          But when it comes to 'bullying '. That title more belongs to Assad and Mr. Putin. Think of those people gassed.
           Somebody has to do something, real.            
        President Obama and his team are 'forcing' the bullies to deal. And that is a first hard step in realizing The Dream of a Great Society, all over the world.    

        •  Here is where I disagree (0+ / 0-)

          with your statement and agree with your statement.

          Yes Assad is a bully toward the weaker, weaker being the rebels in this case. America is the bully toward the weaker, the weaker being Assad in this case.

          Russia has bullied no one unless it would be Assad to agree to the terms stated in the agreement. The sad thing about this whole affair whether you, I or anyone else likes it is that Putin exits this as the reasonable one and will use that to his advantage in the future when deemed fitting.

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