Pat Buchanan suggests that it is in America’s interest not to have Assad fall.
America and NATO were 100% responsible for taking out Saddam and Kadhafi, thus destabilizing the Middle East. No destabilization, no ISIS. Now, the very same neocon crowd that pushed Bush to invade Iraq and Obama to take out Kadhafi wants to take down Assad.
This is nuts and the neocons are, once again, off track. Pat maintains that Vladimir Putin, however, would be on the right course in helping Assad, Putin’s long-time friend, stay in place and preventing ISIS from taking control of Syria.
There is much to gain for America in allowing Putin to immerse himself and the Russians in a Syrian quagmire. The Russians have probably not learned from their beating in Afghanistan how disastrous it can be to send troops into an ancient land where the rules of engagement are much different from those for which you have been prepared.