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Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War

RyanM Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 8:49 AM
There is nothing good about a political idea that has its roots in Trotskyism. Neocon political beliefs can be summed up as this: 1. Tinkering with the tax code instead of doing away with the income tax. 2. "Free" trade agreements that only benefit the politically connected at the expense of the nation as a whole. 3. More immigration without regard of where they come from and doing little or nothing about the illegals. 4. A foreign policy that revolves around Israel.
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,...