What Congress Should Learn From Auschwitz Before the Syria Vote

In light of America’s failures in responding to the Holocaust, the moral dimension of Syria’s use of chemical weapons should be at the heart of the Congressional debate.

The British declined to join an attack even though the Prime Minister supported it. American officials argued that an attack would be of “doubtful efficacy” and might unleash even more “vindictive” behavior. No attack was carried out, which did lasting damage to the historical reputation of every American official involved, especially the President.