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August 28, 2013


Syria Crisis Highlights More GOP Divisions

McKay Coppins: "The rapidly-approaching conflict in Syria has begun to draw a deep rift between two sides of a Republican party that have long been drifting apart over foreign policy, pitting the hawkish holdovers of Bush-era neoconservatism against an ascendant libertarian wing that opposes humanitarian intervention."

"As the Obama administration beats the war drum -- calling the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against its own citizens a 'moral obscenity,' and insisting intervention is the only acceptable response -- Republicans are scattered all over the philosophical spectrum, without a clear set of talking points, let alone a unified worldview..."














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