Acknowledging both horns of the Syrian dilemma
After weeks of grotesque and embarrassing talk, the international community is now addressing the complexity and combustibility of the Syrian crisis.
What were we facing? A perplexing and heartrending dilemma. On the one hand, a chemical attack against civilians, unlike anything that had occurred for a generation; roughly 1,400 men, women and children slaughtered by means of weapon of mass destruction, an act of brutality that undermined international law and the international order. It posed a precedent that, if overlooked, could turn...
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