Maybe, the best recourse for the U.S. in the latest Mid-East crisis du jour is to wait and let the international community take the lead in addressing the chemical atrocities of the Syrian regime. Too often in the past, the U.S. quickly throws itself into these crises as the white knight, only to be subject to criticism usually saying that U.S. efforts are a cover for self-aggrandizement, such as seizing control of oil supplies in Iraq, etc.
Well, let the rest of the world take the lead with American input; and let's see what happens. Let's see what the international community is made of--it will be a learning experience for all that may be the best preemptive response to the irrational love of anti-American conspiracy theories.
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