Syria: the case for military action
Their argument is not, as it was last time (June), that we should try to tip the balance in the Syrian civil war against the regime. This time, it is merely that the use of chemical weapons cannot go unpunished. Assad should know that further use will have consequences and, if possible, the US and its allies should try to disrupt his chemical weapons capabilities.
Is that a good idea? I don’t know, but it is hard, as Ed Miliband discovered yesterday, to say, “Chemical weapons? Not our problem.”Tagged in: syria
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