5 dumb arguments against striking Syria

There are lots of good reasons to oppose military intervention. And then there are these.

Ann Coulter
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I support military intervention in Syria. But I also recognize the legitimate concerns about the efficacy of the proposed military strategy, and the uncertainty of what will happen after the 60- to 90-day time limit allowed by the Senate resolution. There are plenty of smart arguments against military intervention, like this crisply coherent stance from MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

Unfortunately, there are several ridiculous and brazenly disingenuous arguments coming from some anti-intervention corners, too, and they risk sullying the debate. Whether you are for or against intervention, it is in all of our interests to bury these arguments of mass distraction, and focus on the really hard questions, to best ensure we meet this historic moment. Let's get to work.

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