Remember the Red Line
4:36 PM, Jun 4, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war is, says the secretary of state, "unacceptable." Back when their use was one of those contingencies for which we are supposed to have plans, the president warned that the use of such weapons represented a "red line," for the United States.
The unacceptable is fast becoming routine and the red line, according to Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters, seems clearly to have been crossed.
So, now that we are on the other side of that red line, what next?
Nothing much, it seems, but as Richard Cohen writes:
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