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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Syria’s Insurrection Is Not America’s War

In pushing for U.S. military intervention in Syria — arming the insurgents and using U.S. air power to “create safe zones” for anti-regime forces “inside Syria’s borders” — The Washington Post invokes “vital U.S. interests” that are somehow imperiled there. Exactly what these vital interests are is left unexplained. For 40 years, we have lived with a Damascus regime led by either Bashar Assad or his father, Hafez Assad. Were our “vital interests” in peril all four decades?
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Patrick J. Buchanan

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