Confused about what we should do about Syria? Who isn't? Here's George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and a staff writer at The New Yorker, trying to figure out what he thinks we should do... by talking to himself.

So it looks like we’re going to bomb Assad.


Really? Why good?

Did you see the videos of those kids? I heard that ten thousand people were gassed. Hundreds of them died. This time, we have to do something.

Yes, I saw the videos.

And you don’t want to pound the shit out of him?

I want to pound the shit out of him.

But you think we shouldn’t do anything.

I didn’t say that. But I want you to explain what we’re going to achieve by bombing.

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