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Syria scenario

| Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

In his columns “Obama tiptoes to war” and “Let Allah sort it out” (June 19, June 22 and TribLIVE.com), Pat Buchanan rightly questions the steps that the Obama administration is taking toward greater military involvement in Syria.

But we may as well go “all in.” Who are we to deprive the world of its favorite entertainment, i.e., clamoring for the U.S. to intervene as the indispensable nation, then vilifying it once it does?

The political theater is clear: We bomb a few of Assad's military assets, a civilian janitor gets killed and we get protests at home and in European capitals, embassy bombings, a scolding from the likes of Putin and the U.N., leftists crying that “it's all about oil” and Hollywood celebrities declaring that we should stop our imperialist aggression.

As for the latter, with Hugo Chavez dead, who else is going to do it?

Bob Simeone

Shadyside

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