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  •  I am so bewildered by Obama's insistence (3+ / 0-)
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    that a strike on Syria is the best course of action.  I keep feeling that there is more to this than we are being told.  For this President--whom I generally support, and give credit for being smart, informed, open to a variety of arguments, humane and practical--to stick so forcefully to such an unpopular plan, with nearly no international support, and domestic support from hotheaded war mongers like McCain and Rumsfeld, doesn't feel right to me.

    While I certainly understand the humanitarian aspect, it seems we'd be better to aid the refugees than to create new ones.  We have economic tools at our disposal, and I'm sure we could put pressure on the Russians in a variety of ways.  Obama certainly must realize that his election was in large measure made possible because of the position he took against the AUMF for Iraq, and his "against dumb wars" comment.  This seems to be a dumb war, or it certainly could turn out to be one.

    I want to figure out what's really motivating the President.

    "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    by SottoVoce on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:09:05 AM PDT

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