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Here we go again

It looks like we’ll soon be embroiled in yet another ‘military action’ in yet another Mideast country.

Good Morning Syria!

Haven’t we learned anything in the past dozen years? How many more dead Americans have to come home in boxes (not to mention money we can’t afford to spend), before we get the message?

It’s not our job to police the world – and with no thanks for the effort.

And why now?

Nobody called for military intervention when Saddam Hussein was gassing hundreds, if not thousands, of Kurds – with the gory results brought to us in living color every night by the media. In fact, George Bush is still wearing the “Wicked Witch of the West” label for intervening in Iraq.

And what about Darfur? What about Rwanda? The world stood by silently (to its everlasting shame) and did absolutely nothing while innocent people were being butchered.

Getting involved in the Syrian civil war is a no-win situation. Whatever the outcome, we are certain to be the “bad guys.”

I say, let’s mind our own business, for once. Let somebody else take the lead. Why not use our energy and resources so solve our own myriad problems here at home – and help those Americans who really need it.

2 Responses to “Here we go again”

  1. brian mcdonald says:

    Is it less humane to decapitate, cut off fingers and feet, rape and murder young women, etc, than killing young children with chemical weapons?? If this administration listened to the population, they would not attack, and should not attack Syria. The money that is squandered would be well spent on the poor children in America, come on Mr President, Wise-Updertyni

  2. Jay S says:

    Why didn’t we attack Iraq when Saddam gassed Iran? You’d have to dig up Mr. Reagan and ask him. Why should we attack Syria now? Because we can enforce a worldwide norm since WWI without risking one US life. And because as McCain learned yesterday, we will also be destroying Assad’s overall weapons cache (they’re used for both gas or conventional warheads) and at the same time arming the “good” rebels. With luck, these groups will hang Assad and create a democracy next door to Israel without the loss of one hair on one head of one American.

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