Obama and Kerry were wrong saying only a political settlement would end fighting in Aleppo

NY Times:

Assad’s Lesson From Aleppo: Force Works, With Few Consequences

The subjugation of eastern Aleppo by Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has proved the effectiveness of violence and highlighted the reluctance of many countries to step in.
There is almost always a military solution when sides become intractable.  The faculty lounge liberalism of Obama and Kerry pushing a diplomatic solution to the war in Syria was just wrong.  They just did not like involving the US in a military solution and allowed the situation to get worse.

This is not to say that the US should have intervened, but let's quit pretending that there is only a diplomatic solution to certain conflicts.

But there should be no mistaking the fact that their decision also created a huge refugee problem that is plaguing Europe and the US.  Obama's phony red line made the situation worse and made the US have less influence on the situation.


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