Secretary of State John Kerry made an emotional and factually imprecise case for Operation "Just The Tip."
Towards the end of a four-hour hearing, John Kerry invoked American soldiers who died on the beaches of Normandy in World War II, suggesting that America has a similar responsibility to intervene in Syria.

“Have you ever been to the cemetery in France above those beaches?” Kerry asked the House Foreign Affairs Committee this afternoon, in an attempt to convince members to approve military action. “Why’d those guys have to go do that? Because we were standing up with people for a set of values and fighting for freedom.”
When all else fails, try a guilt trip. Never mind that "those guys" had to go do that because the leader of another power declared war on the United States, making a case that sounds a lot like complaints I've heard about current presidents.
The circle of Jews around Roosevelt encouraged him in this. With Old Testament vindictiveness they regarded the United States as the instrument that they and he could use to prepare a second Purim [slaughter of enemies] against the nations of Europe, which were increasingly anti-Jewish. So it was that the Jews, in all of their satanic baseness, gathered around this man, and he relied on them.

The American president increasingly used his influence to create conflicts, intensify existing conflicts, and, above all, to keep conflicts from being resolved peacefully. For years this man looked for a dispute anywhere in the world, but preferably in Europe, that he could use to create political entanglements with American economic obligations to one of the contending sides, which would then steadily involve America in the conflict and thus divert attention from his own confused domestic economic policies.
Before those troops were able to cross the Channel to Normandy, they had to cross an Atlantic Ocean infested with U-boats. Perhaps Secretary Kerry ought to try wind-surfing the Outer Banks.
Visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore are often surprised to learn that this tranquil setting was once an arena of death and destruction due to rampaging German U-boats. In the dark days of early 1942, enemy submarines descended upon local waters, wreaking havoc on defenseless merchant ships in full view of the Outer Banks. The pivotal naval campaign that followed, one marked by conspicuous instances of ignorance, frustration, and heroism, came perilously close to knocking the United States out of World War II.
Had the Battle of the Atlantic gone badly, the North African campaign and all that followed might have been delayed, or not taken place.  Had Overlord gone badly, the backup plan was under development at Oak Ridge and Hanford.

I see no evidence of a similar resolve to blast and sponge and purge every stain of Islamofascism's infected, corroding fingers from the face of the earth.

Without a clear purpose and resolve (sorry, the construct of a "world community" doesn't cut it), there's no reason to send a message that may or may not lead to a regime change in Syria that may or may not be (compare Egypt and Libya) an improvement on the status quo.

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