Same Neoconservatives Wrong on Iraq Urging Military Action On Syria
A group of neoconservatives that were wrong about the Iraq war are now urging military action against the regime in Syria. The letter was (unsurprisingly) published in The Weekly Standard.
"At a minimum, the United States, along with willing allies and partners, should use standoff weapons and airpower to target the Syrian dictatorship’s military units that were involved in the recent large-scale use of chemical weapons. It should also provide vetted moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition with the military support required to identify and strike regime units armed with chemical weapons," the experts write. "Moreover, the United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime. The objectives should be not only to ensure that Assad’s chemical weapons no longer threaten America, our allies in the region or the Syrian people, but also to deter or destroy the Assad regime’s airpower and other conventional military means of committing atrocities against civilian non-combatants. At the same time, the United States should accelerate efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition, with the goal of empowering them to prevail against both the Assad regime and the growing presence of Al Qaeda-affiliated and other extremist rebel factions in the country."Here are the less than distinguished names that signed the list. When is Joe Lieberman are Bill Kristol ever wrong on foreign policy?
Ammar Abdulhamid Elliott Abrams Dr. Fouad Ajami Dr. Michael Auslin Gary Bauer Paul Berman Max Boot Ellen Bork Ambassador L. Paul Bremer Matthew R. J. Brodsky Dr. Eliot A. Cohen Senator Norm Coleman Ambassador William Courtney Seth Cropsey James S. Denton Paula A. DeSutter Larry Diamond Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky Thomas Donnelly Dr. Michael Doran Mark Dubowitz Dr. Colin Dueck Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt Ambassador Eric S. Edelman Reuel Marc Gerecht Abe Greenwald Christopher J. Griffin John P. Hannah Bruce Pitcairn Jackson Ash Jain Dr. Kenneth Jensen Allison Johnson Dr. Robert G. Joseph Dr. Robert Kagan Lawrence F. Kaplan Jamie Kirchick Irina Krasovskaya Dr. William Kristol Bernard-Henri Levy Dr. Robert J. Lieber Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Tod Lindberg Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken Dr. Michael Makovsky Ann Marlowe Dr. Clifford D. May Dr. Alan Mendoza Dr. Joshua Muravchik Governor Tim Pawlenty Martin Peretz Danielle Pletka Dr. David Pollock Arch Puddington Karl Rove Randy Scheunemann Dan Senor Ambassador John Shattuck Lee Smith Henry D. Sokolski