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Frida Ghitis / Consider consequences of doing nothing in Syria

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:01 am

The discussion over President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria tends to bog down in a confusing mix of arguments. What's the point of a strike if U.S. forces won't hit hard enough to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad? If Washington does topple Assad, won't al-Qaida take over Syria? Is this all about preserving American credibility after Obama warned that chemical weapons use was a "red line"? Or, is it even a misguided effort by the president himself to save face?

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