How many rules did you see the other side (or hell some of our local national partners for that matter) follow? Do you think for a second if they had access to sarin they wouldnt have used it on us? What do you think they did to the captured US soldiers? Agent Orange?
War is hell. Civil wars are usually the most brutal. The longer it goes, the more both sides lose their humanity towards each other. 100k dead in Syria so far. How can you threaten a soldier or rebel with a law when he has resigned himself to the fact that he could die tomorrow?
@FordPrefect The sad part is neither side is good. They cant definitively prove who used the weapons yet. Assad, while heis most likely did use them is the only side that has shown willingness to protect minorities in the country (Christians, not that I want to turn this religious). However he is deep in the pockets of Russia and Iran. The rebels are receiving significant amounts of help from Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
No matter which side we take, we are supporting someone who is vehemently against our interests.
Are any of y'all listening to this two faced, lying, hypocritical, let me cover my ass because I f**cked up, POS of a president. Wow, our country really hit rock bottom after this speech. Thanks for making America look like a bunch of pansies...
It is up to us - the people of this great country - to stop Obama from intervening militarily. Keep the pressure on congress to stop him.
It is not in the United States best interest to attack a country that we are not at war with and who by the president's own admission is no threat to us nor could it become a threat to us.
The United Nations, Great Britain, Russia, China and damn near every other country in the world says NO to intervention.
I expect that diplomacy will solve this issue but it is still important that the senate and the congress stop Obama from acting unilaterally in Syria. When it comes to Syria let's all chant together to tell the President "NO YOU CAN'T"
PNWest: "It is up to us - the people of this great country - to stop Obama from intervening militarily."
I did my part to prevent the obama from intervening in Syria militarily way back in November of last year when I proudly cast a vote against him. Too bad too many low information voters and others wanting freebies and handouts outnumbered true patriotic Americans and the obama was reelected anyway. So, I don't know what more I can do. America chose failure.
@Neo_NtheMatrix The first thing you should do is take the time tomorrow morning to call your senators and congressmen and tell them to vote against any military intervention in Syria. Then call the white house and do the same. None of this will cost you anything other than your time. This will let your elected officials know how you feel on the issue and let them know that you are keeping an eye on their votes and will hold them accountable.
After that you should re-evaluate your political leanings. Had John McCain or Mitt Romney been President not only would we already be at war they would probably be measuring body bags for your sons. It is only through the actions of liberals like myself that we are going avoid another unnecessary war. The GOP would have jumped right in. When your sons grow up to be responsible adults you can thank PNWest and the liberals for keeping them out of another senseless war.
I heard absolutely nothing that changed my mind. Barack Obama has been waffling on this matter for months now, and now we're supposed to suddenly support his current decision to use military force in the face of no U.S. threat? Nope. As I said before, I'd find Obama far more sincere if he hadn't savaged George W. Bush and Republicans in general, for YEARS, over U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
@PauldenZangpo Incorrect, of course. More Republicans than Democrats have expressed strong conviction against Syrian intervention. But I understand your willingness to spin. You likely voted for our the current warmonger in the White House.
While I agree with and share the President's abhorrence of the mass murder of children, I don't share his optimism that Americans in general are all that concerned or willing to be persuaded.
As I have written elsewhere, Americans don't care enough about 20 dead Connecticut first graders to make any change in the gun laws that enabled that massacre. Why would anyone think we'd give a rat's ass about hundreds of children in a foreign country.
We don't care. And that's much more troublesome than any military intervention in the Middle East.
Obama should parade the parents around on AF1 whether they're living or not to better make his point. Humanitarian reasons aren't enough to spill American blood in a foreign civil war where both sides would rather see us dead.
The American people are being heard - don't let up - post - email - make phone calls to Congress. Hold the feet to the fire - defund Obama care and stay out of Syria. The Prez has now punted again - stay vocal America ! Thanks! Let Congress vote now - vote "NO"
With today's intel and with the facts as stated that we had information of prior use of chemical weapons why was this not an issue then. In my way of thinking the loss of one sole is just as equal to one thousand. The fact that more soles were list in one singular event is besides the point. If he stands before us and says that we should not let innocent people die then maybe I ask why the united nation ignores this loss of life. I truly believe that we The United States of America are on the right path most of the time the problem is that the majority of the world is on a different path. Keeping true to my religious up bringing we are all human beings we may have differences although we all have a begging and an end. What we do with the time allotted is up to each of us. Unfortunately some chose to waste their time. If you see something wrong happening then be a part of the solution not part of the problem. In short we should have been informed of these issues the ment intel had the information so that we could have then agred that this country's civil war needed to stop in order to help the innocent