Monday, June 17, 2013

Of Course It's Not ‘Too Late’ in Syria - The Daily Beast

Whenever someone says it's "too late" to deal with a policy crisis, it's a sure indication that they are fundamentally comfortable with the status quo. Now that the United States has finally announced that it is going to get involved in directly aiding rebel groups in Syria, the siren song of "too late" is being heard loudly and clearly. "Too little"—or even "don't do anything at all"—might be a fair criticism, but "it's too late" is almost never true of any ongoing policy challenge.Nic6224397 Syrian rebel fighters belonging to the "Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan" battalion leave their position after a range of shootings on June 13, 2013 in the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty)

Many Americans have opposed direct involvement in Syria from the outset. A new strand of neo-isolationism, uniting factions on the left and the right, has become very fashionable in Washington, post-Afghanistan, Iraq and the fiscal crisis. There are others who genuinely can't see any major interests at stake or reasonable outcomes available. And there are some who are essentially comfortable with the Damascus regime anyway.............

FULL ARTICLE HERE: Of Course It's Not ‘Too Late’ in Syria - The Daily Beast

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