The Debate over Syria
A rising death toll raises the question: To intervene or not?
Why We Must Fight Alongside the Rebels
By Shadi Hamid
The Syrian uprising began nearly a year ago, and despite renewed international efforts, the regime has intensified the killing. The death toll--approaching 8,000--is now five times what it was in Libya on the eve of the NATO intervention there. These are "crimes against humanity," a U.N. panel concluded recently.
Those of us who supported military action in Libya hoped that it might set a precedent, so that the next time, the U.S. and Europe would act...