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What was the hurry to attack Syria?

Is it really “isolationist” not to risk a new Mid-East war today?  During this lull in the Syria tsouris, we’re hearing way too many beltway blowhards bloviate about something they’re calling “our new isolationism” or “the post-American world” or some other extreme label designed to push a personal agenda. Everyone needs to chill out and […]

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A day of U.S. “credibility” at work in Syria

Fake intelligence summaries, rhetorical peace offers enliven U.S. war plan in Syria. What would it look like if a government really knew what it was doing? Lacking a comprehensive, coherent account of rational beings acting in rational ways to work towards peaceful and reliable solutions to difficult questions, we offer here a fragmentary highlight reel of […]

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Obama will have his war with Syria, Russia be damned

After a day or so of the Obama Administration being widely mocked and laughed at for its remarkably incompetent, ever changing foreign policy on Syria, Obama now says he’ll probably lob a few missiles at Syria anyway and pretends to assume it was his bumbling that got Syria to agree to give up chemical weapons. […]

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A Syrian Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Congress ready to be flattered into killing more Syrians. When it comes to war, isn’t our account overdrawn?  When the president asks Congress for a blank check for war, why does the Congress fret about setting a limit on war powers instead of just saying: “NO” to any check? What happened to checks and balances (as […]

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Jumping the shark in Syria

Bombing fanatics press Obama to exercise Custer-like leadership. Obama’s choice: bend under pressure, or act presidential in Syria President Obama is apparently wobbling on the edge of committing an impeachable offense, specifically a military attack on Syria without the authorization of Congress, without the approval of the United Nations Security Council, and without any imminent threat […]

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Mad rush to war based on flimsy evidence in Syria

Bombing may commence as early as Thursday. Maybe the US will even release their supposed evidence by then. Assad is a thug. So are many / most of the rebels. Sending guns and money to them seems singularly stupid and short-sighted. There’s a huge difference here between this and previous “interventions.” Russia is vocally supporting […]

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