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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 04:30 AM

9. A "wholesale slaughter"

well, a Bosnian Serb militia killing 5,000 Bosnians (without any direct imprimatur from Milosevic) apparently counts as a wholesale slaughter, but a dictator who has killed 80,000 and counting does not. Would 250 000 count as a wholesale slaughter? A million?

Frankly, there is a lot more at stake for Western interests in Syria than Afghanistan, which is a largely irrelevant backwater in the middle of the South Asian desert. And Obama has been happy enough to fuck around in Afghanistan for the past few years, outcomes be damned.

The West got a reasonably good outcome in Libya, in a timely fashion and for a comparatively modest outlay. They could have made some difference in Syria, but unfortunately Obama has neither the balls to confront Syria or to walk away from Afghanistan.

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