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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:00 pm

The current debate on whether to attack Syria in an attempt to save lives of civilians is in the best tradition of the United States. With credible evidence that the Syrian government killed its own people using chemical weapons, President Barack Obama believes the U.S. must intervene to demonstrate the world’s disgust with the use of such killing tactics.

We have stated that President Obama should make a more convincing case for putting the might of the United States to work in yet another Middle Eastern country. We remain skeptical about the wisdom of such an attack, both for the United States and the region; the slippery slope to another war is all too likely. Most of all, though, we believe that whatever the president wants to do, Congress must weigh in. Despite opposition from his own security team, Obama rightly decided to call for a vote in Congress about how the U.S. should proceed.

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1 comment:

  • Michael Grimler posted at 12:06 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    shooter Posts: 188

    Mr. Obama doesn't need to get Congressional approval to hit Syria, and he just might hit it anyway even if Congress doesn't give him that approval.

    A "shot over the bow" of Syria will NOT solve the problems caused by their megalomanical, genocidal, and pathological killer in chief. All factions fighting there are our sworn enemy...just let them kill each other without us getting involved in any way, shape, or form.

    We learned a hard lesson in Iraq...it's amazing to me that former Iraq and Afghanistan doves are now hawks and vice versa.

    The genocide and atrocities will continue if we just do the shot over the bow pinprick, so why do it at all?


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