The U.S. must act against Assad

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Author(s) Eugene Robinson
Source The Washington Post
Date August 26, 2013
Quotes-start.png Are the relatively few deaths caused by nerve gas really so different from the many more deaths caused by bullets, rockets and bombs? Yes, I believe they are. There is an international consensus that chemical weapons, because of their potential for mass annihilation, are beyond the pale; any government that uses them will lose all legitimacy. If one tinhorn despot is allowed to get away with gassing his opponents, other thuggish strongmen — a category of which there is no shortage — will be emboldened to follow suit. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.