Outrage. That’s what we should feel over the Syrian government’s slaughter of more than 70,000 of its own people and its use of chemical weapons. And outrage is what we should feel over the international community’s impotence.
Despite intelligence regarding Syrian use of chemical weapons, which the Obama administration acknowledges, the White House persists in setting a burden of proof that is impossible to achieve in practical terms and is designed to allow the U.S. to avoid military involvement in Syria almost at all costs.
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Chuck Freilich, a former deputy national security adviser in Israel, is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.