Iraq and Syria had the same allies, who were providing WMDs. Sadaam gave them to Syria to remove evidence, and Syria (dictator Al Assad) was happy to get them (to keep for future use - like now) and disarm his enemy.
What warmongering in the GOP? The most recent warmongering was Obama, in Lybia - which was in the face of Congress, including the GOP.
And it seems that Obama is either continuing to "dither", or waffle - his "Red Line" has been crossed, and now he's trying to pull it back. Perhaps someday he will realize the danger of appearing weak in the Middle East.
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