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We cannot do everything everywhere, agree about Syrian intervention

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Submitted by Richard Stoecker (United States), Aug 28, 2013 at 15:40

Since the column of the 21st by Dr. Pipes, there has been more information coming out of Washington. Or should I say manipulation? We cannot fail to intervene since President Obama said the use of chemical weapons would be a "deal-breaker." Is this the deal? You can kill and torture people as you have been doing, Mr. Assad, but you cannot kill and torture people LIKE THAT.

The Chinese persecution of the Falun Gong has involved every kind of human-rights abuse imaginable and on a larger scale than any persecution in the world. No sane American leader would seriously consider going to war with China, for all kinds of reasons. Of course the use of chemical weapons is horrible and inexcusable. So are the torture chambers and killing fields of other Arab-Islamic countries.

Sometimes the best thing an American leader can do and say is... nothing. It has been a long time since I have heard some version of "no comment" when it would be absolutely the best thing to say.

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