We interrupt the regularly scheduled war with Iran to speculate about war with Syria. Some Senator calls for military action, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says it won’t be so easy, because the air defenses are too robust and there’s no identifiable insurgency, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says maybe it would be best to have an international consensus in favor of military action, and the news media says that President Obama has asked for military options from a supposedly reluctant U.S. military.
This one is simple: The leadership gives the patent Washington answers in their testimony before Congress that also says nothing, nothing about U.S. policy, U.S. interests. The message, just in case you care and hang on the warnings about war is that if the air defenses weren’t so strong, if the international community yelled “charge,” if an identifiable in-country ally was found, war would be okay. What an idiotic way to run the world.