The Syria Fairy Tale Lives!

Raqqa, Syria, August 2017 (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters)
Americans will no longer support Washington’s incoherent Middle East adventurism.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE U nlike my colleagues, I’ve been a bemused spectator during this week’s Syria follies. As readers of these columns know (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here), I believe the United States has less interest in Syria than in the persistence of drought in Burkina Faso. That is why I was a steadfast naysayer on American intervention in a conflict among rivals whose common ground consists of hatred for America and affinity for sharia supremacism (and the abetting thereof — I’m looking at you, Vladimir).

The current frenzy was ignited by the president’s abrupt decision to pull U.S. forces (all 2,200

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