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|A cowardly, mendacious editorial from The New Republic on Syria:
To be clear, we do not want to see troops deployed to Syria. We are not arguing for another Iraq or another Afghanistan--both of which have offered cautionary lessons about the limits of American power. We are not even necessarily arguing for another Libya, since the geography of the Syrian conflict might not permit as extensive an air campaign as was used against Muammar Qaddafi. All we are recommending is that the United States and its allies look for ways to help the rebels hold off Assad's troops, by arming them or using some degree of airpower on their behalf, or both.
"Some degree of airpower" is really a fun little phrase, isn't it? You would wonder how such a sloppy phrase made it to print, except that the answer is obvious; the writers of the editorial don't have the faintest idea of what airpower is...
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