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  •  The response should come from the UN.... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...or some other international apparatus.  If the president is correct an the use of chemical weapons offends the sensibilities of the world, and not just us, it should be easy to get the world behind a unified action against Syria.  The failure of the UN or other groups to effectively sanction Syria for the use of chemical weapons is not our fault or our responsibility to correct either morally or legally.

    To say WE have to resolve this PROBLEM and PUNISH Assad begs the questions.

    1. why does the WE have to be the US when there is not international agreement.  Let the countries at risk like Israel, Jordan, and Turkey deal with their neighbor.

    2. Why is this a problem for the US more than any other nation.  Again let the countries more at risk from Assad's weapons deal with it.  Like in addition to those mentioned above the EU countries.  

    3. By what law do we punish Assad if the UN does not want to.  We would be violating the charter of the UN if we do act.  Why do we in the US have the hubris to feel that we are the cops on the beat to protect the world.  We certainly don't have the moral high ground necessary to do so or the good will of the region needed to make it effective.

    And to say if we bomb them it would allow us to give more humanitarian aid them is silly.  How about we just skip the expense of the bombs, and the ill will, and go straight to the aid part.  It would be cheaper and may actually allow us to recover some of the moral credibility needed for future actions.

    But hey if dropping bombs makes you feel good and think we are actually doing something noble and useful go ahead just don't cry when it doesn't work and more terrorists are made and target the US.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:51:40 PM PDT

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