Friday, August 30, 2013

Something to Know - 30 August (okay, a bit more)

Ben Sargent
1.  With all of the emphasis on the different ways to respond to the Syrian Problem, the gun nuts in this country are going about their business of in-your-face-we-can to the point that it proves that we are unable to really affect a moderate peace accord with the world:

2.  David Brooks comes through with a pretty broad assessment of what could happen from the different options available on the table to cool down the Syrian/Middle East inferno.   Unlike some, he is not recommending anything, but is making it known what the downsides are from the options available.  Yes, it is a mess, but the point is that we should be mindful of what kind of mess might be made from what we do, or do not do:

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-- Andy Rooney

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