Why Syria may be Obama's gravest foreign policy blunder ever

America should not intervene in Syria. But a pair of presidential screw-ups may force us to.

Free Syrian Army fighters: Would a post-Assad regime be more or less free?
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War drums are beating once again in Washington.

The Syrian civil war has left 70,000 dead over the last two years. Roughly 1.3 million people have been driven from their homes, with some living in caves to escape the shelling. The stories are horrifying. No one with a conscience can fail to be moved by the suffering of the Syrian people or outraged by the actions of Bashar al-Assad's dictatorial regime in Damascus. But that doesn't mean that calls for the U.S. to intervene militarily make sense. On the contrary, such suggestions are profoundly foolish.

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