US Dithers, Syria Melts, Dangers Grow
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  • Kenny

    Hold the phone here, Mr. Mead.

    How is anything in Syria a failure of U.S. policy.

    A bunch of Third Worlders of an alien culture & religion start shooting up the place and America is somehow expected to get them to make peace! What an incredible proposition.

    But no. We are not the policeman of the world. We have already wasted too much U.S. treasure and blood trying to play that role, all to the boos of the ingrates of the world with the Euro-trash leading the choirs.

    Go to the backboard, Mr. Mead, and write 100 times: “The U.S. is not the policeman of the world.”

    And if you don’t have a blackboard at your disposal, do it on your computer — without copy & paste.

  • Ed Snyder

    Sure. Good idea. Let’s get involved and repeat our successes in…where? Libya? Egypt? Iraq? Afghanistan?

    Instead of handwringing, crying a bunch of croccodile tears, and a strategery that amounts to “Ready…fire…aim!!”, how about if we actually, for once in the last dozen years, think this thing through? You know, before worse guys than the bad guys that are in charge now take charge, or, worse, there’s no one in charge and a lot of weapons marry up with a bunch of crazy people. (See: Mali)

  • Kris

    “Just when you thought things in Syria were as bad as they can get”

    I am highly insulted.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    This isn’t a failure, this is a success inspired by the planting of a democracy in Iraq which has led to the ongoing Arab Spring as peoples all over the region demand more of a say in their future. In Capitalism there is a concept called “Creative Destruction” for when a business fails and its assets are sold off to find use elsewhere. What we are seeing with the Arab Spring is “Cultural Creative Destruction” as the frozen, stagnant, and failed cultures break loose and recreate themselves. I welcome the violence and bloodshed even if it only enables these backward cultures to replace one tyrant for another, as at least they are no longer frozen and there will be cultural lessons being learned.

    “Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.” Edmund Burke

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