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Syria: Still not my war

I’ve been reading the commentators, right and left, who want the United States to get involved in the war in Syria. I believe they are sincere, and want to do the right thing. But even so, after reading what they write, it still doesn’t feel like my war, or our war. Maybe I am missing ...

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Ricardo Garcia Vilanova/AFP/Getty Images
Ricardo Garcia Vilanova/AFP/Getty Images

I've been reading the commentators, right and left, who want the United States to get involved in the war in Syria. I believe they are sincere, and want to do the right thing.

I’ve been reading the commentators, right and left, who want the United States to get involved in the war in Syria. I believe they are sincere, and want to do the right thing.

But even so, after reading what they write, it still doesn’t feel like my war, or our war. Maybe I am missing something. But right now I don’t see it.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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