For the record, it can be broken down as follows:
- The Right; the Middle; the rank-and-file, Ordinary, Decent members of the Left*: “Please, God: do not let the Assad regime use chemical and biological weapons against dissidents and rebels. So many innocent lives will be lost if that happens.”
- The Leadership of the Democratic party; the antiwar movement: “Please, [insert metaphysical entity of choice here]: do not let the Assad regime use chemical and biological weapons that were originally from Iraq** against dissidents and rebels. We will lose the 2012 elections if that happens.”
What? Oh, if you’re in the second group then I certainly hope you’re offended. Offending people who only are in favor of liberating foreigners when it rebounds to the credit of the Democratic party is one of my benchmarks for proper moral development.
*Be damned careful what you say about my mother.