These two geniuses today assured each other on TV that US intervention in Syria is necessary and will be relatively painless. Bashir, the lefty transplant from the UK, is for anything the MSNBC propaganda machine is for and O'Hanlon, the former budget analyst, who is now at Brookings were quite reassuring in their "sheep petting" mode before the slaughter begins.
O'Hanlon did say that there is a substantial chance that Islamist fanatics would rule Syria after the Baath, but, no matter, he is still for arming the rebels.
Bashir does not seem to have noticed that MSNBC produced and is still showing a documentary on the way the Bush Administration lied the US into war with Iraq. Now he is helping to do the same. pl