Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I never talk about it, because I never care. I'm consistent. You're not.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
Syria was and is a quagmire where there are no easy choices or actions. But, isn't that what we elect a President for? To make those types of choices, and take action? We can't just sit back and let the word go to hell while we sigh and say 'Isn't that just awful?' As members of the human race, we have a duty to act to protect the weak and vulnerable of the world when we can.
In Syria, we could, but didn't.
It remains to be seen what we will or will not do in Ukraine.
IMO, Ukraine is only the present step in what has been and will continue to be a long and bloody march by Russia and Putin to regain their empire.
Personally, I'm not one to go in and defend Ukraine's inability to have a functioning democracy. When you lose the election and the guy you don't like takes power, in a functioning democracy you redouble your efforts in the next election. That's what the Democrats did here in 2000 and the Republicans in 2008. You don't have a revolution every 5 years.