There are indications that Secretary of State John Kerry is working a new angle in the Syrian conflict. He is attempting to bring together all opposition forces in Syria aside from al Qaeda and ISIS in a new alliance. He is also ready to accept–for the moment–the existence of President Assad. Most probably reality entails allowing Assad to get a few months as head honcho and then send him on a plane to Saudi Arabia. Not the best solution, but one that just might work.
This is a gamble.This approach could blow up.But, at this juncture in time, there are few other realistic options. Let the bad guy get out of the country. If it takes a few months, that might be the right way to go. Kerry is applying reality politics to a problem.
During the course of my life I participated in debates both in high school and college. I also taught high school social studies and organized debate teams to enable students to hear various points of view. I thought that was the purpose of debates. Now, in my later years I watch something termed a “debate.” Again, the assumption a “debate” is to present differing points of view to an audience so they can select ideas that make sense. So, along comes something which is advertised as a Republican Debate.
If one person on the stage claims to support cutting out all taxes the rest of the crew will immediately claim they want to end even more taxes. If Donald makes clear he is against illegal immigrants and wants them out of the country. The so-called ‘opposite view’ insists they also want them out,but want more time to accomplish the task. If one attacks Putin, Carly will inevitably announce that she is ready to meet him at high noon to see who can make more tough statements quicker.
There has yet to be any “debate.”
Oh,I forgot Ben who always speaks softly and utters words that no one knows what they mean–but, he is SINCERE.
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