When Syria downed a Turkish jet last Friday, who came out in support of Turkey? That club of democracies called NATO. The Syrians' cry for freedom demands a strong response by nations already free.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told his new government yesterday to spare no effort to win what he now calls a full-scale war.
Such high-level defections have been rare so far. But if they become more frequent, they could cause Assad's regime to crumble from within.
At a State Department briefing yesterday, a reporter asked why the US would not intervene if it knew massacres were likely to occur. The response: 'Do you have a specific proposal in mind?'