August 30th, 2013

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Civilians, no less than generals, fight the last war.

I've reconciled myself that I am pretty much the only person I know who agrees with the Obama Administration apparent position that: (a) the U.S. really should not get involved in the Syrian civil war beyond what it has already done; (b) we need to respond to the use of chemical weapons against civilian populations or the practice will resume in the region (and the world); and, (c) the way to do this is not through "regime change" but with a strike balanced to demonstrate that it will cost more to use these weapons than not use these weapons -- an objective achievable by hitting some key targets via cruise missiles.

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