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Stay out of the Syrian Maelstrom

Maximus2 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:29 AM
Time for the world's self appointed sheriff to surrender his badge and leave the land of sand to its' own future.
Petya Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:52 AM
Oh, the economics will force him to! But not before we are all broke and beaten up!
"In Syria, I will work ... to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets."

This commitment by Mitt Romney in his VMI address has thrilled the neocons as much as it has unsettled the realists in his camp.

And the reasons for the latter's alarm are apparent.

Last year, U.S. planes scrambled to defend Benghazi against the "tanks, helicopters and fighter jets" of Col. Gadhafi. Now we are investigating the murders of our ambassador and three Americans in the city...