Interior Monologue Of The Day

Aug 27 2013 @ 3:59pm
by Patrick Appel

George Packer’s argument with himself over Syria is worth reading in full. It begins:

So it looks like we’re going to bomb Assad.

Good.

Really? Why good?

Did you see the videos of those kids? I heard that ten thousand people were gassed. Hundreds of them died. This time, we have to do something.

Yes, I saw the videos.

And you don’t want to pound the shit out of him?

I want to pound the shit out of him.

But you think we shouldn’t do anything.

I didn’t say that. But I want you to explain what we’re going to achieve by bombing.

Continued here.