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View Diary: Obama says he will make case for Syria attack on Tuesday from White House (229 comments)

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  •  What if they counter-attack us? (0+ / 0-)

    Most of this conversation is happening in the implicit assumption that the killing will all happen in Syria. However, there are plenty of terrorist options that involve attacks on US soil and I have heard nothing about them in this whole conversation.

    Does launching a few missile strikes as a demonstration of seriousness solve the problem, or is it just like kicking a sleeping bear to send it a message? Once we start firing weapons at another country we are at war with them, whether or not Congress signs up for it. And once we are at war with another country we should expect to suffer casualties on our side as well. How many US losses are acceptable to enforce this red line?

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