Quote of the Day

Daniel Finkelstein writes

“Syria is the Iraq of the non-interventionists. We did nothing and the situation got worse. And the worse the situation got, the more we used it as an excuse to do nothing. Thus we are told that the opposition is now controlled by Islamic fundamentalists, while the liberal dissidents are nowhere. But this is hardly surprising when every force in Syria is being provided with support and weapons — except for the liberal dissidents. In Iraq we invaded to find no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction; in Syria we did nothing and it turns out they did have stockpiles of chemical weapons and they used them.”


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