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Thread #151984   Message #3553231
Posted By: GUEST
26-Aug-13 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Polls say that the majority of US citizens are against intervention in Syria - which means the US will probably get involved. After the Sandy Hook shootings, the majority of US citizens were for background checks when purchasing guns and that didn't influence governmental policy either ....

Secretary Kerry's hypocrisy is hard to stomach. In his speech re Syria he talked about the Syrian government's need for transparency, accountability, and a "moral compass." None of these things are evident in the US drone strike program the Obama administration has been conducting. Before the US starts lecturing other countries on what they should be doing, it should get its own house in order first. Otherwise, it doesn't have an ethical leg to stand on, and Kerry's speech comes off as jingoistic chest thumping. Physician, heal thyself seems appropriate here.

More likely, it'll be "Well, here's another fine mess you've got us into, Ollie." (with deep and abiding respect for Laurel and Hardy's acute understanding of US foreign policy)