So let’s get this straight: 100,000 people are killed by bullets and nothing happens, then 500 people are killed by gas and it’s War! (Aren’t bombs technically a WMD? — we’re sure they thought so in Coventry and Dresden.) It can’t get too much weirder, can it? Robert Fisk, Dennis Kucinich, Barry Rubin and Ralph Peters are all on one side regarding Syria. 66 “experts” are on the other side. We happen to think things could get a lot weirder, and in myriad horrible ways.
LAT: One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” — res ipsa loquitur