the Pottery Barn Rule still applies whether you like it or not.
Why? If Iraq was a mistake, so was leaving, so was going into Syria, so was getting involved in this whole situation for no valid reason really.
Libertarians such as myself, didn't want to enter Iraq either, but Hillary sure did.
Russian and Syria go way back because of Israel. I have never understood Russian hostility towards Israel other than its allies.
Should we have just left them to be slaughtered by ISIS?
Other than Israel I really don't care, its a hell hole of tribalism the likes of which knows no bounds, just look at all the splinter groups that hate the US.
The middle east to Paraphrase the Monty Python ...
"Judean People's Front. We're the People's Front of Judea!"
"The only people we hate more than the Americans are the ------- Judean People's Front."
It hasn't changed in centuries......
What ever happened to CodePink? I recall "Democrats" loving this group when it protested Bush, disappeared under Obama,
Why haven't they made a comeback with Trump?