Many Financial Times readers, like me, have shied away from US military intervention in the civil war in Syria. Yet, aside from some familiar arguments, three stand out for granting President Barack Obama’s request for authorised action. First, get past the annoyance with the way the administration has handled the issue. Second, reflect on a couple of historical episodes – Guernica and Halabja. Third, focus on feasibility.
© The Financial Times Ltd 2013 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.