Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nothing is better than a bad something

Just don't do it.

 I have two main objections to intervention. First, we don't know which side is responsible for the chemical weapon attack, we will probably never know, and the rebels have every reason to do it themselves and then blame the Assad regime.

Second, there is no reason to think that an armed American response is going to make things any better in the country and there is a high risk that it will make things worse.

I know that chemical weapon attacks on civilians are horrible, It's totally understandable that people would hear about this and think "we must do something." But the "something" has got to be something that will likely make the situation better. It's better to do nothing than something that makes Syria more of a mess.