As surely as the sun rises from the east, neoconservative senators want more American military involvement in the Middle East. The latest call for more intervention, this time in Syria, is from the reliably belligerent trio of Joe Lieberman, John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
For months, Lieberman, McCain and Graham have been banging their heads against the wall to try and convince people that now is the time to forcefully intervene in what has become a brutal civil war.
The senators get some basic facts right. It is indeed true that “as 2012 draws to a close, Syria is descending into hell. At least 40,000 people, and likely many more, have been killed, while millions have been forced to flee their homes.” The senators also correctly note that “the longer this war grinds on, the greater the chance it could ignite a wider sectarian conflict.
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