September 9, 2013
HE LEADS A CRUSADER STATE, WHAT CHOICE DOES HE HAVE?:
Let's Please Stop Pretending That Obama is Reluctant to Take Military Action (Kevin Drum, Sep. 8, 2013, Mother Jones)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2013 4:53 PME.J. Dionne chastises Democrats for not supporting President Obama on Syria:The wretched experience of Iraq is leading many Democrats to see Obama's intervention in Syria as little different from what came before. Never mind that the evidence of Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people is far clearer than the evidence was about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, or that Obama has been so reluctant to take military action up to now.Wait a second. I realize that Dionne is only talking about Syria here, but in the past five years Obama has (a) escalated twice in Afghanistan, (b) massively ramped up the drone war in Pakistan and expanded it to Yemen, (c) joined NATO's air strikes against Libya, and (d) is now asking Congress to approve a punitive military mission against Syria.
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