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    Pouring more small arms into a region that's already a tinderbox is insane -- and is contrary to the spirit (if not the letter? I haven't read the fine print) of the new UN small arms treaty that SOS Kerry just announced.

    I know less about the cast of characters than even John McCain does. All I know is that for the past 75 years, it has been very difficult, especially in that part of the world, to distinguish "rebels," "insurgents," "Muslim extremists," "terrorists," and "freedom-fighters." That's why Saddam was our ally until Bush/Cheney decided he was the Great Satan, and the mujehadin in Afghanistan were the rebels we supported against the USSR until they morphed into our arch-enemies al Qaeda. So arming and assisting people we really don't know that well seems highly likely to end badly.

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