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Thursday, August 29, 2013

"A weirdly worded wandering to war"

From George Will, an eloquent denunciation of the administration's path to a military incursion into Syria.


Glen Filthie said...

John I would disagree.

I think we need to merely re-evaluate the strategies involved. In the past we tried to win hearts and minds, we showed restraint every step of the way, and we always lose to feral dogs that cheat and retreat and come out to murder again.

We should just drop a great big bomb on those rag heads and walk away. If they are going to act like animals we should kill them like any other rabid dog - without remorse. There is no point trying to nation build - we should just leave them amidst their wreckage with the warning that if they step out of line again - the airplanes come back, and the bombs and missiles come back. We can't negotiate with those people, so we may as well defeat them and be done with it.

John Craig said...

Glen --
I agree with you completely about how "nation building" is a waste of time, and how no matter what we do they'll hate us. But getting involved in Syria does us exactly no good. We have no vital interests in that country. And by bombing some Assad military targets, we'll only be helping the rebels, many of whom are al Qaeda. I say let them kill each other without our help. What is our upside to getting involved?