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Cool it with the war metaphors

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This is not 1938. Bashar al-Assad is not Adolph Hitler. He lacks the ambition and the means. Barrack Obama is not Neville Chamberlain. John Kerry is not Lord Halifax. Rand Paul is not Robert A. Taft. It may be wise to oppose U.S. bombing of Syria in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons, or it may not, but raising the World War II metaphors by describing doubters as “appeasers” or “isolationists” only serves to elevate the issues beyond all…

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