I want to honor the work of Edwin Starr by posting his signature song here, and suggesting that sending cruise missiles into Syria would be a mistake. Maybe President Obama knows that already, and he’s just going through the motions of posturing against Assad. I hope so, because if he takes the action that he wants to, people will die. And things over there will not get any better, either.
Whatever the monetary costs of sending missiles into Syria, it doesn’t need to be done. War can’t give life, it can only take it away.