Americans can benefit from some common sense (non-McCain-like ) on the Syrian issue. Here The Washington Post‘s Matt Miller delivers the goods in spades. Nice job Matt!
3. The thin red line. Does anyone think we would be doing the same thing today if the president hadn’t made his “red line” remark? If the answer is no, shouldn’t that trouble us? If we’d have been damning Assad and his cronies as war criminals at the Hague instead, wouldn’t that still be a good thing to do now? Might that not help move global public opinion to our side?
4. Where is everyone? When we took military action in Libya (without congressional approval, mind you), we had a wide range of coalition partners. Today we have almost none. Why is that? Is it a failure of diplomacy? Or, as Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon has argued, is it simply because Libya has oil? And why has no one, us included, ponied up anything like the cash needed to help the unprecedented two million refugees the Syrian implosion has created?