Opening Act: The Revolt of the Generals

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Sept. 6 2013 8:38 AM

Opening Act: The Revolt of the Generals

Bob Scales makes the provocative argument that the military, by the available body language, is against airstrikes in Syria.

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Soon the military will salute respectfully and loose the hell of hundreds of cruise missiles in an effort that will, inevitably, kill a few of those we wish to protect. They will do it with all the professionalism and skill we expect from the world’s most proficient military. I wish Kerry would take a moment to look at the images from this week’s hearings before we go to war again.

Nick Gillespie salutes the anti-war Republicans.

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Bruce Bartlett asks, with similar cheer, whether the conflict is ripping open GOP divisions.

The New Republic applies math to the question of whether the Drudge Report has become more race-baity.

Trip Gabriel has the latest on the endless investigations of Michele Bachmann's super-successful presidential bid.

And Nathan Rabin reviews Rising Sun, in his always-terrific "ForgotBusters" series.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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