mentioned this earlier today, but it deserves extra attention and extra scorn: a "big group of foreign policy experts" -- that's what The Weekly Standard calls them, "foreign policy experts" -- urging "the United States and other willing nations" to "consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime." The roster of "experts" is a sight to behold: Gary Bauer! Martin Peretz! Karl Rove! L. Paul Bremer!Matt Welch
I haven't written a lot about the possibly pending American intervention in Syria, because Jesus fucking Christ do people seriously want a war in Syria? To argue convincingly against an idea I need some capacity for understanding the other side of the argument, and at the moment my willingness to put myself in these jokers' shoes is pretty limited. Sorry. Dear experts: If you want to hear the most compelling case against your latest crusade, lock yourself in a room, strap yourself to a chair, and watch a rerun of the last 10 years. Maybe you'll learn something.