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6 questions for Obama

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I suggest that Congress address the questions to Obama and make their vote in the light of his response. I got the questions via this column by James Fallows; as he notes, “On the Foreign Policy site, Tom Mahnken has listed six more questions about the administration’s rationale and plans.”

  1. What objectives does the administration seek to achieve in Syria?
  2. How does it anticipate that the use of force will lead to the fulfillment of those objectives?
  3. What is the administration’s theory of victory?  That is, what are the assumptions that link the use of military force to the achievement of victory?
  4. How does the administration believe that Syria will respond to the U.S. use of force?
  5. What does the administration believe could go wrong?  What unexpected things could happen?
  6. And finally, how does the administration anticipate that this will end?


Written by LeisureGuy

3 September 2013 at 1:18 pm

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