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March 7, 2012 - Harry Eagar
The same people who led us to defeat in Iraq -- like John McCain -- are now demanding that we invade Syria.

Well, way back when, I supported the invasion of Iraq, as long as the invading army would also turn west to Damascus and east to Iran. The notion that Iraq was the only enemy of the United States in the Middle East was absurd. (I also predicted that the idea that democracy would follow in Iraq was a delusion, and that turned out to be correct.)

Today, the AP reports that the head of Central Command told Congress that Syria has a "substantial" chemical and biological weapons capability.

Gee, I wonder where that came from, and when. Was it there is 2003?

This is the kind of mess you get into when you have incompetent generals advising gullible politicians.

Gen. Mattis also advised the congressmen that doing something about protecting the Syrian populace would require large forces "since there is no protective terrain."

You could say the same about Iraq. In fact, I did say the same about Iraq and was criticized for doing so.

The lust of the Republicans (Ron Paul excepted) to lose another war in the Middle East is inexplicable to the sane mind.


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