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SYRIA: No easy fix, but debate is welcome

Letter by David Ogilvie, Gig Harbor on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:41 am with No Comments »
September 6, 2013 1:48 pm

After weeks of scanning the opinions given on your editorial page, from the rational (Eugene Robinson, David Brooks and Paul Krugman) to the intractable (Charles Krauthammer), it’s pretty clear no one has a solution to the bloody disaster in Syria.

One thing is clear, though: The American people were burnt twice in that part of the world (Iraq and Afghanistan), and we want no more of it.

So I applaud Congress and the Obama administration for encouraging a protracted debate on the subject – words are cheap – and hope they find a non-military solution – war is costly.

Who knows? A long, drawn-out controversy of this magnitude might distract those who would otherwise busy themselves with defunding health care and shutting down the government.

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