American lives squandered on the president’s abandonment of the mission.
The stage is now set for a national militia whose members can survive the fall of Damascus and retreat with the government or stay behind and carry out acts of terrorism. That means even if Assad flies away next Thursday, Syria will go on being bloody for some time afterward.
The bad news is that Syria apparently has enough uranium, unenriched, for 5 nukes. The really bad news is that if Assad falls, that uranium may end up in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah or Al Qaeda.
After the senator’s romance with the butchers of Vietnam came his romance with the butcher of Syria.