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  •  Well, now I'm convinced. (6+ / 0-)
    "At a minimum, the United States, along with willing allies and partners, should use standoff weapons and airpower to target the Syrian dictatorship’s military units that were involved in the recent large-scale use of chemical weapons.  It should also provide vetted moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition with the military support required to identify and strike regime units armed with chemical weapons," the experts write.

    "Moreover, the United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime.  The objectives should be not only to ensure that Assad’s chemical weapons no longer threaten America, our allies in the region or the Syrian people, but also to deter or destroy the Assad regime’s airpower and other conventional military means of committing atrocities against civilian non-combatants.  At the same time, the United States should accelerate efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition, with the goal of empowering them to prevail against both the Assad regime and the growing presence of Al Qaeda-affiliated and other extremist rebel factions in the country."

        Ammar Abdulhamid

        Elliott Abrams

        Dr. Fouad Ajami

        Dr. Michael Auslin

        Gary Bauer

        Paul Berman

        Max Boot

        Ellen Bork

        Ambassador L. Paul Bremer

        Matthew R. J. Brodsky

        Dr. Eliot A. Cohen

        Senator Norm Coleman

        Ambassador William Courtney

        Seth Cropsey

        James S. Denton

        Paula A. DeSutter

        Larry Diamond

        Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky

        Thomas Donnelly

        Dr. Michael Doran

        Mark Dubowitz

        Dr. Colin Dueck

        Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt

        Ambassador Eric S. Edelman

        Reuel Marc Gerecht

        Abe Greenwald

        Christopher J. Griffin

        John P. Hannah

        Bruce Pitcairn Jackson

        Ash Jain

        Dr. Kenneth Jensen

        Allison Johnson

        Dr. Robert G. Joseph

        Dr. Robert Kagan

        Lawrence F. Kaplan

        Jamie Kirchick

        Irina Krasovskaya

        Dr. William Kristol

        Bernard-Henri Levy

        Dr. Robert J. Lieber

        Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

        Tod Lindberg

        Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken

        Dr. Michael Makovsky

        Ann Marlowe

        Dr. Clifford D. May

        Dr. Alan Mendoza

        Dr. Joshua Muravchik

        Governor Tim Pawlenty

        Martin Peretz

        Danielle Pletka

        Dr. David Pollock

        Arch Puddington

        Karl Rove

        Randy Scheunemann

        Dan Senor

        Ambassador John Shattuck

        Lee Smith

        Henry D. Sokolski

        James Traub

        Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

        Michael Weiss

        Leon Wieseltier

        Khawla Yusuf

        Robert Zarate

        Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

    If Karl Rove and neocon central want to do it, it must be cool.

    (via Digby)

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