The GOP's insane, inaccurate, bizarro history of Obama's Syria failure

Obama's foreign policy in Syria has been stupid. But the Republican response to it has descended into gibbering insanity.

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Conservatives today are incensed that President Obama didn't plunge America deeply into a needless war in Syria two years ago. They see a refugee crisis expanding to destabilize the region, the emergence of Russia as a key regional player in the Middle East, and the threat of terror in Europe and think, "If only Obama had sunk us deeper into this mess!"

But two years ago, it was conservative opposition to a needless war in Syria that stopped Obama from plunging in.

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