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Peace In Our Time

Craigskeet Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:35 PM
Margaret Thatcher wasted no time dispatching the Fleet to the Falklands. Meanwhile, the most powerful nation on earth dithers while women and children are massacred in Syria. What to do? Well, arm the rebels--and I mean with arms big enough to turn the battle. Consequences? Russia and Iran will back down--they have no choice, in the face of our might and demonstrated willingness to use it. But, our brave president and his hand-wringing Secretary of State elicit only laughter in Moscow and Damascus . . .

The AP photo showed a Syrian mother holding her wounded son somewhere near the Lebanese border. That's what the caption said. Yet the scene seemed as old as human suffering itself. It was a picture of every stricken mother and child in every burnt-over war zone.

It could have been a contemporary reproduction of Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica. Whether in stone or flesh, the passion continues. In Syria, it continues every day. Tomorrow there will be another picture, another massacre, another carefully worded UN resolution. And nothing will change. Till it is changed. By main force.

That day is...