And we know that the bombing of Syria in 2013 was averted, despite President Obamas red line being crossed, because an enormous US and global campaign against such a disastrous escalation made it politically too costly to launch a new US war. This was a president willing but not eager, or driven, to go to war. When Obama turned decision-making over to Congress, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States called and wrote and emailed their representatives, urging them to prevent a new war. In some offices calls were running six or seven hundred to one against a new bombing campaign.
Friday, April 07, 2017
TRNN: Trump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don't, and the Dangers Ahead - Further military engagement by the U.S. is not the way to end the horrific carnage in Syria. by Phyllis Bennis