Saturday, June 15, 2013

A painful development to watch

I've been somewhat ambivalent about what the U.S. should do in Syria. For some reason, this morning's news coverage in the Washington Post is tempting to wake me from my ambivalent stupor . . .

This paragraph, in particular, from a June 14 article woke me up.

Then, this paragraph disheartened me.

And this infographic angered me.

How patently irresponsible the great powers have been! Confusion, fear, hesitation, lack of political will, self-interest . . . it has all led to the persistence of a conflict the kills more and more. No great power wants to risk their own people's lives, but they're willing to let this ugly, messy conflict persist.

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