The U.S. is no doubt going to war in.on/over/with Syria -- with rush-to-judgement "evidence," little international support (or national, for that matter), and clear signs that we will be sucked into something we can't control. I don't doubt for a minute that Assad is monstrous or that the people in Syria are suffering massively and tragically. Nor do I doubt that Obama is a smart man and, unlike his predecessor, not keen to swashbuckle his way into war. I suppose he's equally in thrall to the interests of oil companies and, like all presidents, unable to take on the military.
But, still, don't they ever goddamn learn?