“The US is toxic” in the Middle East, writes Stephen Walt, one of the most thoughtful and least
ideological of foreign policy experts. When he comes to a conclusion, again, that the US had and has no interest in intervening militarily in Syria, it’s worth reading his article in Foreign Policy. I’ve written this, more briefly, several times. This is a clear examination of several aspects of the problem, leading to a single conclusion–just don’t.