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Jeffrey Goldberg

15 Questions About the Increasingly Crazy Syria Debate

This has been a particularly manic day on the Syrian front. Secretary of State John Kerry sent the debate into overdrive first by promising that any American attack on Syria would be "unbelievably small," and then with his suggestion -- quickly and surprisingly accepted in broad strokes by Russia -- that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad could avert an attack by giving up his chemical weapons. Here are some questions now worth asking:

1. Is Kerry a national-security genius, or a guy who says whatever half-baked idea comes to mind, or both?