Chemical or Comical

Syria.  Let me get this right.

  1. America is horrified that Syrian forces have launched chemical attacks against their opponents.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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