Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
I think the United Nations will force the matter, they will ask us to lead a colalition into Syria.
Lets just hope this story is just a rumor.
Assuming that it's not possible in the middle of a civil war, what should Obama do?
If this is the opening salvo of Syria using WMD I honestly have no idea what we should do. When obama stated it would be his red line I assume he sat down with advisor's and formulated a plan of action if and when that line was crossed. I hope he didn't just toss the red line statement out with no plan to back it up, I hope.
The question is more important than the answer!
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
The major problem with Iraq was the rebuilding process. The US kicked Baath to the curb and found no other social capital available, Saddam had killed everything that could think and was not his yes-man. The situation in Iran is different. There, a vibrant opposition exists not only in genocided enclaves but among professors, students and businessmen. There exists social infrastructure such as school, highways and such. Saddam had left almost nothing behind. Additionally, we have the experience of Iraq and are painfully aware of the mistakes we made. After all, Iraq was the first real attempt at dragging a nation out of the dark ages and into rapid development since Japan.
Given that our greatest difficulties were in the transition and rebuilding phase of the grand operation, and the conditions present in Iran, it's clear that getting Iran on its feet and developing would be much easier than was the case of Iraq.