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Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War

HermanBB Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 1:32 PM
To Ken Hussein was in power since 1976 and the U.S. never lifted a finger to stop him. And that includes 8 years under Reagan. In fact he was our ally in the 1980's. But when it became convenient we suddenly had crocodile tears for the people in Iraq. The utterly despicable Bush was looking for an easy target on 9/11 and Hussein foot the bill.
Topeka Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 1:43 PM
Herman,

ally? ... that's stretching a word

next are you going to blame us for his using Russian-based, gas warfare on the Kurds in the 80's?
In pushing for U.S. military intervention in Syria -- arming the insurgents and using U.S. air power to "create safe zones" for anti-regime forces "inside Syria's borders" -- The Washington Post invokes "vital U.S. interests" that are somehow imperiled there.

Exactly what these vital interests are is left unexplained.

For 40 years, we have lived with a Damascus regime led by either Bashar Assad or his father, Hafez Assad. Were our "vital interests" in peril all four decades?

In 1991, George H.W. Bush recruited the elder Assad into his Desert Storm coalition that liberated Kuwait. Damascus sent 4,000 troops. In gratitude,...