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When I see all of these images of US and British forces dealing out the whup-ass and simultaneously providing food, water and medicdal care at great risk to a desperate people, I keep thinking about Lou from the Rodney Dangerfield classic “Back to School.” Lou (played by Burt Young or “Paulie” from the Rocky movies) explains the merits of being “tough but fair.” He says look at me, “I got two kids. One I put through college. The other, I put through a wall.”

That’s what we’re doing as best as humanly possible: we’re being tough, but fair.

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