Don’t expect Israel to believe Obama about Iran when he says, ‘All options are on the table.’ Clearly, they’re not.
I. Pre-Pearl Harbor echoes
A US Senator, Mitch McConnell, states that no US security interest is at play when Bashar Assad uses weapons of mass destruction. We have here a resounding echo of the statements of Republican senators in 1939 and 1940 that Hitler represented no threat to US security. It was strictly a European problem.
Again, pop history is sweeping the land. The argument, such as it is, runs something like this: Every time the US intervenes in wars in which Muslims are involved, the US only strengthens the jihadists and makes things worse. So it was in Bosnia. So it was in Iraq and Afghanistan. And so it would be in Syria.