Dishonest Syria Debate Is Cost of U.S. Crying Wolf

Suspicion over U.S. motives in Syria are the unfortunate legacy of past malfeasance.

Much of the world, from the usual suspects in Iran and Russia to legislators in the U.K., seems to believe that President Barack Obama will use the enforcement of an international norm against using chemical weapons to plunge into Syria's civil war. To think that, you have to see his policy to date as a two-year head fake.

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