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  •  So happy for this good news! (3+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, LuvSet, BelgianBastard

    So happy for gay people that it seems this injustice might be over now.

    the only good news anymore is marriage equality.....

    "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

    by merrywidow on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 11:45:06 AM PDT

    •  Staying out of Syria and Iran (8+ / 0-)

      is also pretty terrific, in a negative-space kind of way.   We cannot imagine that a President McCain or Romney would have exercised such restraint.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 11:52:01 AM PDT

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      •  Syria is a hellhole. And incompetent US policy ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Syria is a hellhole.

        And incompetent US policy there has made it worse. The humanitarian disaster there is anything but terrific.

        •  i'm not sure there were (1+ / 0-)
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          so many great ways for obama to save Syria. We don't have a great track record in fixing civil wars. Seems like not getting tangled up in it is an accomplishment just for that.

          And yah Syira is a hellhole.

          I hear gardening is a nice hobby.

          by SeanF on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 04:47:51 PM PDT

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          •  I agree that its is hard to do anything (2+ / 0-)
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            But maybe foreign intervention (not just US) or arming some moderate rebels would have changed it for the better. No guarantees of course, but I can't imagine it being worse.

            Time will tell whether not getting tangled up is good or bad. In the late 1990s, it may have seemed good not be part of the Afghan conflict, where the Taliban had just established its state.

            I agree though that it is not easy for anyone to resolve the conflict in Syria.

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