The term appeasement is often overused, but that’s what Obama’s free pass to Assad’s air force in exchange for a hoped-for nuclear deal with Iran is.
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Assad is not an ally, he is a man whose stubborn determination to preserve his dictatorship has killed hundreds of thousands.
A Western alliance with Assad would be based on two colossal misunderstandings of the situation in Syria.
The scale of the tragedy requires a much greater response than the callous and disinterested one shown by the government.
There are no examples in history of a genocidal regime giving up power peacefully.
All three parties should consider making a much stronger, long term commitment to refugee resettlement in their manifestos.
If Nigel Farage is able to make the case for Syrian asylum seekers, Ed Miliband should be able to.
A No-Fly Zone is not a solution to the conflict, but it is a proven means to restrict the killing.
If Cameron really cares about Syria, he must not turn his back on her refugees.