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Once In Syria, Trump Will Find It Hard to Leave

Once In Syria, Trump Will Find It Hard to Leave
This photo shows Civil Defense workers in Syria walk past damaged buildings after airstrikes in the rural western Aleppo province, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets/AP)

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 05:28 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I used to have a best friend, recently in his eighties. I’m not allowed to talk to him any longer because I voted for Trump. That’s the law from his wife. Anyway, just before I was cut off, I asked this great man if he could summarize all the wisdom of his life in one sentence. He looked at me with a smile and said, "Peace is good." With that, a few words about Mr. Trump’s getting us into the war in Syria in a big way.

Getting into a war is easy. I saw our involvement in Vietnam begin almost exactly this way more than 50 years ago. We thought a few bombs and the enemy would run away. It doesn’t work that way at all. Getting in is madly easy. Getting out is madness. Syria is a terrifying swamp of trouble. Let’s stay out. My ex-pal was right, "Peace is good," so writes Ben Stein in The American Spectator.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more more reports from Ben Stein — Click Here Now.

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Getting into a war is easy. I saw our involvement in Vietnam begin almost exactly this way more than fifty years ago. We thought a few bombs and the enemy would run away. It doesn’t work that way.
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