‘No-Win War’ on Syria?

Some people are resurrecting that antique phrase, “no-win war,” as part of a critique. But if a war–like those on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and so many others–is a war of aggression, a crime against humanity as defined at Nuremberg, why in the world would we wish for victory? Let the victims win, as in Vietnam, though win may be an inappropriate word for a people who lost 6-7 million to foreign invaders, as military historian Martin Van Creveld estimates. I’m still waiting for that wall in Washington.


3:05 pm on June 15, 2013