I was out of town last week reporting in Chicago. I wanted to post this piece, but it slipped away from me in the crush of events. At any rate, here is Fareed Zakaria over at Andrew's place arguing against American intervention in Syria.

I really appreciate this piece because one of my pet peeves with journalism, when I was young, was its ahistorical nature. I think that's changed--oddly enough--in the era of blogs and the internet. Any explanation of Syria that begins with "You gotta step back when you talk about what we should do in Syria and understand what is happening..." is going to get my attention. Zakaria does not disappoint.