US Syria Policy Helping Assad and Al-Qaeda, Hurting Rebels
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  • bpuharic

    I’m not sure whether WRM is serious, or is working a parody of the right wing position in his assertion that ANYTHING we can do here, short of boots on the ground, would have an effect.

    We spent 10 years and 2 trillion in Iraq. Al Qaida is still there and Iraq is not a democracy

    So pray tell me, good professor, what magic wand could the president wave that would do in Syria what right wingers failed to do in Iraq?

    Care to comment?

    chirp…chirp…chirp…

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    And now we hear that Assad is demanding $1 Billion for his chemical weapons. Obama was an idiot for ever getting involved. A strategy of “Divide and Conquer” would have served American interests far better (it’s not too late). As long as the Islamic cultures are focused on killing each other, they will not have the resources to attack the west.

    As far as Via Meadia’s concern with stability, I say stability is over-rated. A simple historical review will show that the middle-east has been in a constant state of war for many decades.

    This constant state of war, also calls into question Via Meadia’s concern, with Islamists getting combat training in the Syrian civil war. Why have none of the other dozens of conflicts created these powerful Islamist veterans, Via Meadia fears so?

    • bpuharic

      Let’s see…Muslims were killing each other before 9/11. Guess they didn’t have the capability to hit us, then, did they?

      Reading right wing vitriol about Obama is like watching 40 clowns get out of a Volkswagen. The right has destroyed our credibility around the world with its ‘Mission Accomplished” bravado but insists THEY know what will m ake successful policy.

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