No assurances on Syria
President Barack Obama and a group of Republicans in Congress are eager to order the U.S. military into action for the purpose of teaching Syrian President Bashar Assad a lesson. We would be doing this having no real assurances that the U.S. and its allies will be made more secure, but regardless of the effectiveness of any attack it will be declared a huge success. Is President Obama receiving similar intelligence as his predecessor did concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? It may be relatively simple to determine if chemical weapons have been used in Syria, but it’s hard to believe that it is possible to obtain definitive proof that Assad ordered the release of these WMDs. Some government officials are convinced we would be better off with Assad gone and his opposition in power. Our track record in making such judgments is hardly a stellar one. Will it be any different this time?
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