My Verdict On Syria
The U.S. has a long history of military intervention in other countries for capitalist gain. Having said that, I’m still not sure where I stand on Syria. If Assad is definitively using chemical weapons, then yes, he must be stopped. The Erstwhile Conservative makes a strong case for our intervention in this post.
The extremists prefer polemics to analysis of the real issue, which is whether the U.S. can be sufficiently inspired by the indiscriminate deaths of 400 children to formally accept a role as world policeman for WMD’s.
The difficulty of getting a decision on this that is correct for the long pull is just that, people aren’t good at long-range planning.
I will use my reply to Jim as a statement on my position on what the U.S. should do relative to the use of chemical weapons in Syria:
As I have previously stated, and despite what Secretary of State John Kerry said today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the United States is, if there is ever to be one, the world’s policeman. There simply…
View original post 1,784 more words