Five Misconceptions About Syria
The article's title says "FiveStupendous Lies" but I'd prefer not to use that word. Lying infers someone is deliberately gives false information. I don't think most within the War Party lie about their motivations for military intervention.
As we've seen in comments here, many really believe even worse things will happen if we don't become militarily involved in every squabble across the globe. That's not to suggest lying doesn't go on, but that most believe what they say about Syria and many of those that make the claims listed below really do believe them.
The Huffington Post seems pretty spot on with the misconceptions they list. The author elaborates on his points in the article:
1: The world will not forgive us for inaction in the face of mass atrocities in Syria.
2: The carnage in Syria would be diminished if the United States provided military assistance and intervened on behalf of moderate Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, the Russians, and Hezbollah.
3: Russia will gain at our expense.
4. If Aleppo succumbs to President Al-Assad and President Putin, international terrorism against the United States will spiral.
5. The credibility of the United States as the leader and defender of the free world will be devastated.
Hat tip to antiwar.com for the link to the story.