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  •  Excuse me but lets start with the US of A (8+ / 0-)

    If we are really against chemical weapons then:

    1) Why did George Bush get away with using white phosphorous in Iraq?

    2) Why do have depleted uranium coating our bombs?

    3) Why did we stand by while Iraq used CW against Iran?

    Too many inconsistencies for us to claim the moral high ground.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Riane Eisler

    by noofsh on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:11:40 AM PDT

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    •  didn't know Obama was prez then (0+ / 0-)

      You probably blame him for Katrina too.  

      Do the mistakes of previous administrations prevent all future administrations from taking certain actions in response to chemical weapons attacks?  

      •  So wait... (3+ / 0-)
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        because Obama didn't authorize the colossal mistake that was invading Iraq, he gets a pass on authorizing the colossal mistake that will be invading Syria? Why, because he's a Democrat?  Aren't we supposed to learn something from our past mistakes?

        Assad has been killing his own people for years, but because his troops used gas instead of bullets, we've decided that we really have to show him what we think about it by attacking and killing more innocent Syrians with bombs and missiles. Yeah, that makes sense.

        What is the military objective here? According to the White House, this would be a "limited engagement" and regime change isn't the goal. Well, what is the goal? What will launching cruise missiles accomplish, exactly? How will this advance America's interests? What threat to our existence does Syria pose that requires us to unilaterally attack them?

        We aren't responsible for making sure every one else in the world behaves according to our moral code, which itself is a sick joke with when you consider how we've behaved pretty much since the birth of our nation.

        And how are we going to pay for yet another military boondoggle? It blows my mind that we don't have money to do what we need to be doing for the good of the citizens of our own country (heath care, education, jobs and wages, environmental management, infrastructure management, etc.), but we always manage to find whole boatloads of money when we decide we have to punish some bad guy in another part of the world by blowing shit up.

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