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Stay out of the Syrian Maelstrom

Wildblackberry1 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 7:21 AM
Pat, I don't agree with your stance against Israel but on this issue you are correct. The comment Ryan made during the debate last night was just mistifying! What business is it of ours what Syria does? Let those people do what we did during the American Revolution! Stand up and fight or live under tyrannical rule. We are broke, broke, broke. We need to mind our own business. Secondly, if we did entervine in this situation who would come in to replace Assad, The Muslum Brotherhood, are they any different? We would be giving the lives of our brave men and women to what end? America needs to wake 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...