Where to start? Ask the question: Did American intervention in Korea, South Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya make America safer? My answer to all five is absolutely not. Tally up the deaths, life-altering injuries, and mental anguish from these military miss-adventures and the correct answer comes into clearer focus. Here Pat Buchanan offers some compelling wisdom.
Can we not see that Bashar Assad’s worst enemies are ours as well?
Syria’s civil war, which has cost 100,000 dead, with millions uprooted and a million in exile, has spilled over into Lebanon, where Hezbollah backs Assad and the Sunnis back the rebels.
The neoconservatives say much of this might have been averted, had we left a stronger contingent of U.S. troops in Iraq and supported the Syrian uprising before the jihadists took control.
They were for attacking Assad last summer, are for more severe sanctions on Iran now, and are for war if Iran does not give up all enrichment of uranium.
But the neocons have broken their pick with the people. For they have been wrong about just about everything.