Bombing Our Way to Vienna

Jonathan Shaw

The government got the majority that allows it to bomb Islamic State (or Daesh as we are now enjoined to call it) in Syria, but I have rarely listened to a debate in which there was such lack of clarity about the issues at stake, as if we were somehow uninvolved observers of IS in Syria and any resolution to bomb would imply a new war, with significant new perils and threats of retaliation.

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