Ignatieff and Wieseltier: Enough is enough — U.S. abdication on Syria must end – The Washington Post


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  1. Avatar Francis says:

    Who in the “how the world ends” pool picked civil war in Syria? Because last I checked Russia was still very much a nuclear power and might take a very dim view to having its fighters — lawfully in the country at the invitation of Syrian president — shot down by the US.Report

  2. Avatar notme says:

    Obama hasn’t abdicated, his choice was D) Take in all of those poor poor Syrian refuges and ignore everything else.Report

  3. Avatar greginak says:

    It certainly is in the NATO charter to establish no fly zones and risk war in Syria. Yeah that makes sense. Risk war with Russia, yeah that seems like a good idea. I’m sure the rest of NATO would be just fine that. Geez people think No Fly zone is some sort of magic balm that solves everything. There no sporking easy or good answers for Syria/ISIS/ Iraq. There are a collection of bitter ugly answers that nobody likes or wants to see.Report

  4. Avatar KatherineMW says:

    I am so glad Canadans made the Liberal Party ditch this guy. Friends don’t let friends elect neocons.Report

  5. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Hmmm. This is strange. THe article begins by saying “The conventional wisdom is that nothing can be done in Syria” and then, as if to show that view’s silliness they make a very serious proposal of something that can be done: create a no-fly zone and tell the Russians to sit their ass down.

    The unlikelihood of that proposal working out as intended is exactly what people mean when they say “Nothing can be done”. Not that the US, like, literally!, can’t do a damn thing. (We could engage in “targeted carpet bombing”!!)* It’s that the costs are so massive and obvious that only an unconventionally unwise person would take them seriously.

    * I think that’s the phrase Teddy Cruzer came up with the other night when it became apparent he didn’t know what the term “carpet bomb” means.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Stillwater says:

      Also, I think there may be two CWs out there, and according to conservative CW the reason for chaos in Syria and ISIS’s rise to existential threat status is because Obama has failed to do a every single one of all the many things that could be done.Report

  6. Avatar Damon says:

    I’m rarely in agreement with many folks on this website, but am on this issue. The above comments just illustrate how much of an idiot this guy is. Jeebus what a tool.

    @north @katherinemw
    Y’all called it before I could think it. NEOCON.Report