Sunday, April 28, 2013
The "red line" has nothing to do with what we do or not what we do. The real decision time comes "when the cost of doing nothing is exceeded by doing something". With the bad vibe of two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan hanging in the memory as well as the $2Trillion cost of these wars moving forward with due caution is a really tough thing to deal with as President.
Weapons of "mass destruction" was the war cry for Iraq and now we have the "red line" and the call for action by Mr. Obama. I am old enough to remember the Hungarian uprising that happened in the 1950's and we did nothing but watch the slaughter of a lot of those people who got no help from us at their moment of need.
Syria is a real bag of worms no matter how you perceive what is going on.
It is predicted to be a failed state in a matter of months. The people doing most of the fighting are the very people we really do not want to see in power if the rebels win. What a mess and they have some nasty stuff we may have to deal with one way or another.
How big is Syria? Syria , officially Syrian Arab Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 18,449,000), 71,467 sq mi (185,100 sq km), W Asia. Idaho by comparison is 83,500 square miles with less than 2 million people.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 11:36 AM