What’s the Bombing Syria Debate really all about?

What’s the Bombing Syria Debate really all about?

Tom Tomorrow pretty much nailed it in this week’s edition of This Modern World.

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And Jon Stewart got it right in this segment from the September 3rd show.

“Oh right, we have to bomb Syria because we are in seventh grade.”

And about that red line Obama drew about a year ago: “The red line that they crossed is actually a dick-measuring ribbon.”

Yes, we are upset that Assad is an asshole dictator who uses heinous methods to kill his political opponents and any women and children that happen to be nearby. We wish he would stop, but does the United States have to bomb Syria and kill even more people to make him stop? I don’t think so.

This week there was a an opening for a diplomatic solution to the global-attention-getting, chemical-weapons problem proposed by Secrtary of State John Kerry.

Sure. He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over. All of it, without delay. And allow the full and total accounting for that. But he isn’t about to do it.

Turns out maybe he is about to do it. We’ll have to wait and see, but let’s hope he does.

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