Syria. Let me get this right.
- America is horrified that Syrian forces have launched chemical attacks against their opponents.
- Obama is stunned when he has to persuade Congress and the American people, who have lost so many sons and daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan, that America should give Assad a slap on the wrist with a limited strike against his forces.
- Are we to assume that belligerents in a conflict can pummel each other and maim each other’s children with artillery bombardments, but chemical attacks, which arguably are more “clinical” as a form of killing are not acceptable?
I don’t understand.