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Congress is returning today after their a 5 week recess (you had most of August off from your job, didn’t you?) to face the question of Syria. President Obama will also be making his case for airstrikes on six(!) networks today, followed by a Tuesday prime-time address from the White House.

Here’s what I thought in 2003 about Bush’s push for war in Iraq:052903PiedPiperAndWMD

…and here’s what I think about Obama’s case for airstrikes in Syria.

Donald Rumsfeld on justifying war

Oh, this is rich.

“One thing that is very interesting, it seems to me, is that there really hasn’t been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation,” Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. 041506Fantasyland031406RumsfeldBallet


This time it’s Syria

It’s looking more and more like the US will be launching air strikes in Syria, possibly as early as Thursday.  You’ll have to excuse my cynical tone, but here we go again.  Here’s an illuminating chart  by a well-known Egyptian blogger which shows the complicated and constantly changing relationships in the Middle East.  Of course our past policies have contributed to the never-ending cycle of violence in the region:080107MideastWeapDealThere are some congress members speaking out against military action.

Here’s my latest animation on the subject.