There's not much to like in Michael Tomasky's hawkish column about Syria in The Daily Beast today, but I appreciated this burst of candor at the end:
Yes, an American attack might escalate matters. But it also might not. We got in and out of Libya. It's not clear what that one accomplished yet, although we did presumably prevent a slaughter of many thousands in Benghazi.
"Presumably." When this is the case for war, you know that popular momentum is on the doves' side.