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If Syria Is Using Sarin, Obama Must Act

April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Well, Bashar, now you’ve done it. We’ve seen that killing tens of thousands of your fellow Syrians with conventional weapons is more or less acceptable to the civilized world, as evidenced by the fact that the civilized world hasn’t stopped you from killing tens of thousands of your fellow Syrians with conventional weapons.

But now, if U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is to be believed -- and Hagel isn’t a man looking for excuses to get entangled in the Middle East -- you have apparently used chemical weapons (the nerve agent sarin, to be specific) on civilians.