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What is the virtue of a proportional response?

I figure I’m not the first to draw this comparison, but while consuming news about Syria, I keep hearing echoes of the (pre-9/11) episode of West Wing.

If you want a fictionalized but prescient way to think through some of the elements of the current situation, watch the full episode (Season One, Episode Three) this clip is from on Netflix, or wherever you have access to it.

It’s proportional. It’s limited. It does not involve boots on the ground…”

– President Barack Obama (via inothernews)

I have nothing to add here. This was a brilliant find by TBOBEDA –