Ed Krayewski Asks: Will Politics-Driven Warmongering Save Us From World War III?


"when you hear the beep it will be three o'clock"
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This week while in the Philippines, at the tail end of his nine-day trip to Asia, President Obama bemoaned that his critics at home tie every foreign policy event that doesn't play out in America's perceived favor to his failure last summer to intervene militarily in Syria over chemical weapons allegations. "Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we've just gone through a decade of war at enormous costs to our troops and to our budget?" the president asked at a press conference in Manila, insisting his foreign policy was one that sought to "avoid error."

But, asks Reason's Ed Krayewski, is it enough to avoid World War III?