“We HAVE to do something about Syria!”
“Because the Syrian government used chemical weapons against their own people!”
“Okay. But hasn’t the Syrian government been killing their own people for a couple of years now?”
“Yes. But this time they used chemical weapons!”
“Okay. Do chemical weapons kill their victims deader than conventional weapons?”
“You don’t understand! Chemical weapons are indiscriminate!”
“Okay. But when the Syrian government shelled neighborhoods where insurgents were suspected of hiding, wasn’t that also indiscriminate?”
“The chemical weapons killed noncombatants! Women! Children! Old people!”
“Okay. Didn’t the shelling also kill women and children and old…”
“We have to do something to stop the killing of innocents!”
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It really is as simple as that, yet we make it complicated.