Corn on Hardball: The All-Too-Familiar Call for War in Syria


The arguments for American intervention in Syria are, in many ways, the same arguments that politicians made for intervention in Iraq—and are still making for Iran. “All the military options are really difficult, they might not be effective,” says DC bureau chief David Corn, “but they don’t care as long as we’re in it.” Listen to Corn and Time‘s Bobby Ghosh discuss the need for caution in Syria on MSNBC‘s Hardball:

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