Obama, Syria and the Townspeople of Auschwitz

I dread what is about to happen. But there are times when evil is such that countering it justifies risk to the townspeople next door.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the townspeople of Auschwitz. The people who lived down the road from the extermination works. The people who lived close enough to smell the cloud that rose from the ovens that the bodies of the gassed were shoved into.