Friday, 30 August 2013

The difference between Iraq and Syria

In the case of Iraq, we invaded and found no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, although chemical weapons had been used previously by the Saddam Hussein regime.

In the case of Syria we didn't invade despite us knowing that they do have stockpiles of chemical weapons and that they probably used them.

Odd old world.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Not that surprising. The issue that normally makes war possible (at least at the UN, but as a result generally) is a threat to *international* security. The Syrian civil war is not generally perceived as such a threat, but Iraq having WMD post 9/11 was perceived as such a threat because if Saddam didn't sign up with AQ he might at the very least have sold them to AQ or their sympathisers.