Tuesday, August 27, 2013
two sides on Syria from one author
I have to share this: George Packer's imaginary dialog over what to do in Syria. There are strong arguments on both sides. But we are dealing with enormous uncertainties and unforeseen consequences of action and inaction. Sad to say, whatever the President's decision, it will be presented as if there were no doubts, no alternatives. That's the way Presidents announce and defend their policies. But remember that foreign policy isn't brain surgery but more structured improvisation.