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Despots are usually not a threat to the U.S. whereas elected democrats are our very worst enemies.
Retrograde and aggressive, Islamism denigrates non-Muslims, oppresses women, and justifies force to spread Muslim rule. Middle Eastern democracy threatens not just the West's security but also its civilization.
A deeply anti-democratic ideology cannot bring on democratization.
Sitting out the war in Syria will prove to be a smart move. In addition to the moral benefit of not being accountable for horrors yet to come, staying away permits the West eventually to help its only true friends in Syria, the country's liberals.