February 11, 2012

Get Over Iraq and Intervene in Syria

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

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We rightly slam generals who are always fighting the last war, but I wonder if today's peace movement is guilty of the same crime. The thought was prompted by a hasty glance at an email from the Stop the War Coalition.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Syria


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