Government policy in Syria can only be based on madness or malice

The bellicosity of some of our politicians seems to have been somewhat tempered by the lessons of the ongoing slaughter in Iraq. Now even the messianic fantasist, Blair, concedes that the bloodbath enveloping the region may have something to do with the chaos wreaked by the post-9/11 and post-Arab Spring interventions. Just over two years ago, Cameron went to the Commons seeking approval for bombing Syria. He wasn’t planning on targeting IS/ISIS/ISIL/Da’esh, but rather their main opponents on the ground, Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Army. Due to Labour opposition, as well as his own unconvinced Tory rebels, he failed to get...

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