It’s good that Americans are wary of military strikes. Thank George Bush
— Special to The Globe and Mail
As Washington debates President Barack Obama’s proposed military intervention in Syria, it’s become common, particularly among supporters of intervention in Syria, to point out that “Syria is not Iraq.” This is obviously true. Syria and Iraq are two different countries. More importantly, the intervention currently proposed by Mr. Obama is a far more modest one than the full-on invasion and occupation launched by the George W. Bush administration in 2003.