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The enemy gets a vote in Syria

The enemy gets a vote in Syria

The U.S. and three other nations met in Vienna, Austria, late last week to discuss the fate of Syria under the veil of peace talks. Our country, along with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran, was content discussing the way ahead regarding this small nation without input from either the government of Bashar Assad or the Syrian rebels, tepidly backed by the U.S., fighting him. It is troubling to think that these four countries, whose forays into affecting change in Syria have had tepid results at best, have the audacity to discuss peace and a post-Assad regime without including the two main belligerents to the conflict.

Civil war has been waged in Syria for over four years with no real end...