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  •  Al-Assad shouldn't be gassing people. (0+ / 0-)

    That's very bad. It's shameful that the UN Security Council is unable to issue a call for action. If they did so, it would be fully appropriate for America to respond in a manner similar to what happened in Libya.

    On the other hand, there are so many ways that unilateral action on our part would automatically cause problems (for one thing, the precedent alone is an “enormous consequence”), not to mention all the ways it could go wrong and the extreme uncertainty regarding whether it could actually do anything useful.

    So, to me the most important thing is an international call for action and an international effort. Having Congressional approval and/or Libya-like tactical limitations would remove virtually all of my objections for action.

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