The dead baby strategy: Alan Dershowitz explains how Syria is imitating the Palestinians by moving as many civilians as possible into range of targets the U.S. may strike, thereby guaranteeing horrific pictures for the world media.
Liar liar pants on fire: Elizabeth O’Bagy says the Syrian opposition are moderates, and John McCain is using her work to push for war with Syria. The problem? She’s lying. When you define Muslim Brotherhood jihadis as “moderate”, you change the balance of jihadis to “moderates” with the simple stroke of a pen. Let us not forget that the Egyptian opposition was defined as “secular” and “liberal”. Some of it was. But most of it was the Muslim Brotherhood, and look how that turned out.
A general says no on Syria: A former commandant of the U.S. Army War College says we shouldn’t go into Syria. You know, the war college–the place where our soldiers go to learn how to fight battles?
So far, at least, this path to war violates every principle of war, including the element of surprise, achieving mass and having a clearly defined and obtainable objective.
And what is Obama doing? Girding his loins to attack anyway–with even more force. Oh, and every cruise missile fired costs $1.5 million. He’s talking about sending 200 of them. Because we have $300 million to spare. It’s not like the sequester caused our force readiness to deteriorate or anything. Oh. Wait.