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Vox explains Syria

Damn, they’re good:

Maybe bombing Syria was the right thing to do. If I had been president when the Syrian civil war started, I might have done air strikes like we did in Libya to make sure the war ended quickly. But we didn’t do that so the war drags on into its 7th year. Targeted air strikes weren’t sufficient the first time Assad gassed his people. It stopped the chemical warfare for awhile but didn’t stop the war.

You just have to wonder if Trump’s failure to condemn chemical weapons use in England last month caused Assad to think he could get away with using gas again. After all, if Russia could do it…

It’s a horrible thought. That’s why it’s important to have the right guy in the White House. Elections have consequences.

And ISIS grew out of the catastrophe of the Iraq War, an unnecessary, wasteful, expensive, destructive war started by George W. Bush. It’s hard to believe that some people have already forgotten about who started the Iraq War.

As the Great Vizzini says, “never get involved in a land war in Asia”.