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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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SEY
Sandy, UT

Is anyone else as happy as I am that John McCain isn't president?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Policy on Syria does not bind future policy on Iran. If the President is unduly preoccupied with setting the right precedent for Iran, he could end up getting both policies wrong

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

These are difficult complex decisions, we do not need a rush to judgement and bandwagon parade like Iraq.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Great article!! Great points and all right on the money. Expect more of the blame game going forward from Barack if HIS "little war" turns sour.

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

"Great article!! Great points and all right on the money. Expect more of the blame game going forward from Barack if HIS "little war" turns sour." I wonder why I think this is simply opportunistic Obama bashing rather than real ideological discussion.

"Is anyone else as happy as I am that John McCain isn't president?" Oh my yes. It's inconceivable what the middle east would look like if he had the military at his beck and call.

One point about the article. Since we are all making best guesses, I think the idea of this could escalate into a regional war is the old "mushroom cloud" argument refurbished. It's the same argument as "if I can't buy an AK47 you're going to come to my door and take my shotgun.

Iran has meticulously avoided a war for decades now so it doesn't seem reasonable that they will put their existence on the line for Syria. The same goes for the rest of the middle east.

Mickey Kovars
Tampa, FL

I would love to not be cynical but I can't. I just see this exercise as another typical Obama move to shift responsibility onto others. Had he never made his now-famous red line comment, there is no reason to believe that we'd even be considering this attack. And we shouldn't be considering it even now.

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