File this under hubris. I know I'm no genius. But you've been given advice by people who are apparently way more stupid than I am.
Dear President Obama,
I know that when you were first elected President of the United States, you pledged to be president of all the people. But that does not mean that you have to follow the advice of stupid people. You just have to look out for their welfare.
It is a very, very bad idea to intervene in Syria. Now people at FOX News and in Congress will tell you that we are morally obligated to intervene in Syria. Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his people. Another Middle East dictator used chemical weapons against his people. You remember how the war in Iraq turned out, right? Not such a good idea after all. Tens of thousands, maybe more than a million have died due to the Iraq War and people are still dying as a result of it. And the region is far less stable than it was before we invaded. War did not increase political stability.
There were plenty of articles by people with cooler heads in the media detailing the history of the region before the US invaded Iraq the second time. Those sane voices were drowned out by people waving the infamous bloody shirt and it's being used again to get us into Syria. Do not be fooled. As soon as something goes wrong, it will be all your fault.
So according to your critics, it will be all your fault if we act in Syria, and it will be all your fault if we don't. People will suffer either way. You cannot stop that. What you can stop is our part in that suffering. The US is not responsible for everything that happens in the world. That is hubris as well.