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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, September 11, 2014

John McCain Needs To STFU

The President isn't popular right now, but his policy is.  McCain wanted an open ended commitment in Iraq and Syria.  We aren't going to do that.

We shouldn't do that.

We should fight ISIL in ways that we can short of another ground war in the Middle East.

And as far as arming the Syrian "moderates", they are a non-effective fighting force.  We armed the Iraqi army and they threw away their weapons as soon as ISIL appeared.

Arming the Syrian "moderates" would be the same as arming ISIL.

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