Monday, March 5, 2012

Bomb 'em back to the Stone Age

I want to believe that the actions of President John McCain would be more rational than those of Sen. John McCain. It is America's good fortune that we'll never know. Today, McCain called for U.S. airstrikes on Syria. In his mind, the fate of the United States hinges on it. Never mind the fact that bombing Syria would first mean taking out its air defense system and its air force (which includes scores of modern MiG-29s), no trivial task. Never mind that Syria has the second largest army in the Middle East and tanks to match (Libya this ain't). Never mind that neutralizing these forces would require a gargantuan U.S. military effort at a time when we can least afford it. Never mind the fact that, unlike Libya, America would be attacking Syria without mandates from the UN or the Arab League or help from NATO. Never mind that the Syrian rebels McCain hopes to bolster are politically splintered and currently incapable of replacing the regime he hopes to collapse. Unbelievable. Just be grateful there is an adult sitting in the Oval Office.

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