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Sometimes you choose between bad and less bad

Reader comment on item: Arguing against "Limited" Strikes on the Assad Regime

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 4, 2013 at 13:11

Can't our so-called leaders publicly describe the simple truth? We're between a rock and a hard place. Admit it, it doesn't mean we're bad people.

1. We suspect Assad has recently used chemical weapons on his own civilians and we don't want to give him a pass. But 2., we don't want to take up arms against him because that would ally us with Al Qaeda.

So let's tell Assad we won't forget his egregious behavior and stay out of his civil war. Yes, chemical weapons are bad. But flying planes full of ordinary people into buildings full of ordinary people is bad, too. Outside the beltway, we meant it when we said we would never forget.

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