March 7, 2012

Syrian Ironies

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

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Is Assad's current murdering out of character, or true to the odious nature that had won him ostracism from the Bush administration? Which is he - a demonized victim of Bush paranoia, a sincere reformer, or a sudden mass murderer? Until this confused administration gets its own narrative straight, most of us will have to keep silent and watch.

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