Two things to keep in mind as the international community starts up yet another proxy war in the Middle East:
1) Syria is Lebanon on a larger scale.
2) Iraq is Syria on a larger scale.
At least our President has learned from the failures that were Iraq and Afghanistan.
He’s pursuing absolutely the right policy in Syria, which is to try diplomacy, particularly with the Russians, who are making the conflict much worse by propping up a failing dictatorship; they know they’ll be the big loser is Assad falls.
We have zero national security interests in Syria other than to keep the Israelis out of the way and minimize the possibility of a regional war.
Gorilla says: “Doing nothing very much is often better than pretending to care!”