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  •  A much more sensible way to respond to (1+ / 0-)
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    SueDe

    the crossing of the chemical weapons "red line" would be for Obama to send the Syrian resistance more NON-LETHAL aid (food, medicines and doctors, transport for refugees).

    Sending weapons or responding with military force would ultimately backfire on the US-- as it did during our support of the Afghan mujahidin against the Soviets.

    No one should be taking McCain's advice seriously. He has been consistently wrong on Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, and Chechnya. It may be time to change his nickname from "Crash" McCain to "Blowback" McCain.

    •  I agree. The Republicans are divided (1+ / 0-)
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      LanceBoyle

      a half-dozen different ways in what they think Obama should be doing (and of course many of them, particularly pundits, are concentrating on just bitching, ala GoodGod's comment above).  The Republican split personality syndrom actually works in Obama's favor.  Trying to pick sides inside Syria to support (al Qaida?  small groups of rag-tag independent fighters that could very well be swallowed up by al Qaida?) is a losing proposition, for the specific reason you mentioned - the chance that our support could backfire on us.  I would be happy just to see him send more help to Jordan and Turkey to aid them in addressing all the refugees from the war zone.

      As long as we don't get involved with what Israel is doing, we stand a chance of being able to make things some better instead of a lot worse.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sun May 05, 2013 at 03:22:49 PM PDT

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