January 14, 2014
Syria's Horrors Are Beyond Our Control
Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph
The Associated Press
All the MPs heard stories like the ones I described – and, believe me, listening to them at first hand is not the same as reading them in a newspaper. Naturally enough, our reaction was that something must be done: something big enough and decisive enough to be adequate the tragedy.
That equation is understandable, but misplaced. Public policy should be proportionate to an achievable goal, not to how upset we feel.