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Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War

Topeka Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 1:27 PM
shubi, good points - we cannot spend any time discussing Bushies wrong headed progressive-lite policies, b/c we are too busy defending his Liberalism-lite--for America - which was too much for the hate-America bigots.... I hate having to keep going back and defending Bush's dumb ideas; but the Lib-tards' Bush Derangement Syndrome keeps lying about his record...
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,...