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Old 06-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #60
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...most Syria hawks see the conflict as a contest between the U.S. and Iran that the U.S. is supposed to win. The goal is not to “interpose” American power between the warring parties, but to throw the weight of the U.S. behind one side to deliver a knockout blow to the other. Most Syria hawks are Syria hawks because they are hawkish on Iran, and view the conflict in Syria in those terms. They are very clear on whom they want to fight and why. They also happen to be horribly wrong.

According to Noah’s definition, it makes no sense to speak of Syria hawks because Syria’s government is not our enemy, but for Syria hawks it is just one of many. This is why Syria hawks consider U.S. “action” in Syria to be imperative, and it is why everyone else in the real world wants nothing to do with the conflict.

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