The current and ongoing massacre of completely innocent men, women and children in Syria is so frighteningly familiar.
And so is the refusal of the watching world to intervene.
I am not expecting or demanding that the Unites States be all things for all people, but I would be considerably cheered if the United Nations were something more than a billion dollar a year cocktail party at Tavern on the Green.
How darling it must be to land a UN assignment and be shipped off to the horrors of one of the great food and drink and entrainment and literary and artistic cities in the world...knowing all the while that children are being slaughtered in some dark cupboard of the world by the latest power mad devil.
What was it about Hitler that we didn't get?