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  •  I would totally support regime change and give (2+ / 0-)
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    Assad a one way ticket to Palookaville if a better outcome for the Syrian people could be guaranteed.

    I'm not a neocon type.

    The fact is that thousands of innocent people have been killed and some people here don't have the humanity to acknowledge the reality of the situation.

    I'm not arguing for intervention but this is a horrible situation and we ought to be able to step out of our ideological formulas for a while and consider the human reality in Syria.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00:20 PM PDT

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    •  It's a tough problem (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not sure we can actually do anything to change the outcome of the war, and I'm not even sure we should -- a Taliban type Sunni regime would not be an improvement over Assad.

      For me, the only serious question yet is whether we can influence the choices of the Syrian military as it consolidates its hold over currently rebel held areas.  I don't think anyone should want CW to become the "tool of choice" in dealing with  disobedient populations.  Which it could well become.

      I'm not sure if there's anything limited outsiders could do to influence.  If there isn't, then we have to accept that the Syrians will keep on doing this.  But if we can induce the Syrian military to use different means of "getting its job done",  it's at least worth discussing.

      This makes me a class "B" kind of guy.  So sue me :-)

      Quote of the week: "They call themselves bipartisan because they're able to buy members of both parties," (R. Eskow, Campaign for America's Future.)

      by mbayrob on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 12:09:46 AM PDT

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