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US should not oppose Russian intervention in Syria

The pursuit of US interests requires sometimes partnership with those who do not share American dreams and aspirations

Critics of Mr Obama's Syria policy continue to go on and on about how things would have been different if he had only retained more US troops in Iraq and poured more money and military assistance into Syria to build a friendly force of rebels that sought to get rid of Mr Assad and defeat the ISIS at the same time.

READING the op-eds in America's leading newspapers or watching the television news these days - not to mention the Republican presidential debates - one may get the impression that the Cold War was still going on. "The Russians are coming", Americans are being warned; and if the United States