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  •  The UN Inspectors (3+ / 0-)
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    will NOT provide proof that Assad, or anyone else deployed chemical weapons, only that such weapons were used by someone.

    The vote in the UK was a massive blow to President Obama, because without a broad coalition, or a UN mandate, those in the region will see any action as just more US aggression.

    The Iraq chickens are coming home to roost.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 05:39:22 AM PDT

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    •  That's definitely the case. (3+ / 0-)
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      The Iraq chickens are coming home to roost.
      I completely agree on that—the world's skepticism about claims of Assad using chemical weapons is definitely a result of the massive lie perpetuated by Bush, Cheney et al. in front of the UN in 2003.

      If it weren't for the world's mistrust of WMD claims thanks to Bush, I think we'd already be seeing a broad international coalition telling Assad that it's time to go, and threatening to force the issue if he didn't. The Brits, the French, and the Germans would be standing alongside us telling Vlad Putin to back the hell off. (We'd also be in a much stronger position militarily/economically, given the cost of the Iraq war.)

      Which, I think, means that the blood of future Syrians who are killed by Assad—whether by chemical or conventional means—is at least partially on George Bush's hands, for making it all but impossible to form an international consensus in the Syria situation.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 06:46:59 AM PDT

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