Maureen Howard has this excellent discussion of the Syrian dilemma on her fine blog, “Whatever Works”.
(George Packer has a chat.)
UPDATE : Dearest readers, as much as I’d like to lay claim to the words that follow, I cannot. They aren’t mine. The ‘dialogue’ here is from George Packer at The New Yorker, but reading now through your comments, it looks like I didn’t make that clear. The link above to is to his column. Packer begins:
“So it looks like we’re going to bomb Assad.
Really? Why good?
I didn’t say that. But I want you to explain what we’re going to achieve by bombing.
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