Fifty one mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy have signed a dissent channel cable calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government, to stop its persistent violations of the ceasefire.
That might be all very well for Washington based policy wonks to "bravely" put their heads above the parapet on paper. However, the reality is that any strikes on Assad will bring America into direct conflict with Assad's sponsor Russia.
Additonally, as with Iraq, what exactly is the game plan if Assad is toppled?
Do these cosseted staffers think the democracy will magically bloom overnight in the arid sands of the desert?
Remove Assad and you have ISIS, Al Qaeda and other idiots running the show!
The 51 dissenters should be sacked. Not for dissenting, but for being idiots!