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Bashar Assad is the lesser of two evils

During the 1930s, Winston Churchill was the most vocal anti-Communist is Europe. Yet when the USSR was attacked by Germany in 1941, Churchill immediately contacted Josef Stalin and concluded a mutual assistance pact. Churchill did this knowing two things. The first was that neither Britain nor the USSR could defeat Germany alone. The second was that by giving Stalin free reign in on the Eastern Front, the USSR would dominate post-war Eastern Europe. In other words, the evil of Nazi Germany was greater than the likely effect on Eastern Europe after the war was won. In the Middle East, Russia has now entered the Syrian morass militarily ("Mr. Putin's sharp elbows," Oct....