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Poisoned Minds, Poisoned Bodies
Washington Times, by Suzanne Fields

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Posted By:toledo, 8/30/2013 8:01:24 AM

The war drums now reverberate over the Potomac “Humane killer” appears to be an oxymoron that startles with contradiction. Yet talking of war is a way of drawing a fine distinction, not a contradiction. The civilized world clarifies an understanding of how civilized man can kill an enemy while separating human from inhumane. When Syrian President Bashar Assad turned poison gas against the rebels and their families, everyone could agree that even in a civil war, where passions burn hottest, that’s inhumane and not forgivable. The harsh and mechanical reporting of war rarely invites poetry to make a correspondent’s points, but a reader

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: web, 8/30/2013 8:29:12 AM     (No. 9498186)

What did everyone think Assad was going to do with all those chemicals weapons he got from Iraq? It´s no mystery where Hussein´s WMDs went, while we waited 9 months to "rush to war." They were transported to Syria.
I don´t see why using poison gas is so much worse than blowing people to bits with bombs or killing them in other ways. However the two sides in Syria are killing each other, we should stay out of it and let them. Let them both lose.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/30/2013 8:58:04 AM     (No. 9498232)

´´The president’s policy was well-intentioned, carefully crafted, consistently pursued, and a colossal failure.´´

I can certainly agree with the last descriptor. By the way - how about machetes? That´s a pretty gruesome way to die but Dear Leader hasn´t made many attempts to save those poor souls in Africa. Perhaps because so many of the victims are Christians? hmmm?

BTW, where is the anti-war Left in all of this sabre rattling? Cindy Sheehan. Your bus is calling...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gusman, 8/30/2013 9:02:35 AM     (No. 9498238)

And how does two enemies of the US killing each other adversely affect our national security where we have to send in our troops?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/30/2013 9:59:04 AM     (No. 9498320)

FTA: "When Syrian President Bashar Assad turned poison gas against the rebels and their families, everyone could agree..."
I am surprised at the Washington Times. Obviously, everyone agrees that using chemical weapons is inhumane and unforgivable, but everyone does NOT agree that Assad is responsible for the act. People shouldn´t put others in harm´s way just because someone "surmised" that something happened a particular way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/30/2013 10:23:25 AM     (No. 9498357)

#2: Excellent post.

Why is it a good idea to intervene in a country where America´s enemies (muslims) are killing America´s enemies (other muslims)? H/T: #3. But in Egypt and the rest of Africa we are content to let Christians be hacked to death and Jews have acid thrown in their faces...and worse? Only B. HUSSEIN Obama knows. [And possibly Valerie Jarrett, the Iran lover.]

IMPEACH!

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