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On Opinion: U.S. must take the lead on Syria


Paul R Getto 4 years, 7 months ago

The best way for Obama to react to Assad’s vicious chemical-weapons feint would be to show the world that he has finally decided to take the lead in pushing for a resolution to the Syrian disaster. But other countries won’t pay attention to U.S. entreaties unless the White House puts money, muscle, and weapons into the game.

Like W said, the "decider" has to make tough choices. In this case there are no good ones.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 7 months ago

I think that no action should be taken without consulting Russia. The last thing the USA needs is another unwinnable proxy war like Vietnam, which was in simplicity a conflict between China and the USA with the Vietnamese citizens stuck in the middle. Korea is another example.

ChuckFInster 4 years, 7 months ago

This situation is perfect for Obama and his trademark lead from behind cluelessness. Simply wait for another country to take the lead in this one and either 1 take credit if it works or 2 blame the other guy. Hey it's worked for the last 5 years

riverdrifter 4 years, 7 months ago

Why is it always on us (US)? Let the UN put together a "task force" and go deal with it. God knows if Obama orders a drone strike and some nutball twenty-something idiot from the US is killed in it, the neo-cons would get their panties in a knot. Syria is a can of scorpions. Let somebody else open it. Alas, even then we'll (sigh) have to jack with it.

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