See more here] and consider the consequences to the U.S. of attacking Syria: ANOTHER war intervening in the Middle East...and on the same side as Al Qaeda for heaven's sake.
The President may NOT declare war on another nation. The Constitution gives CONGRESS the power to declare war. This business of letting presidents get away with deciding unilaterally what countries to attack is outrageous and a clear dereliction of duty by the spineless cowards on the hill. Congress should veto any act of war contemplated by this tyrant. First of all, there is no evidence that the Syrian government launched the chemical attack. There doesn't even appear to be any desire to find out. No...here we go again with another claim that a nation is using weapons of mass destruction with no evidence of who is really responsible.
Are we on the cusp of World War III?
There is no doubt the Middle East is a powder keg. Russia is warning the west to stay out of it. Syria has challenged the U.S. to prove that government forces used the gas rather than the Al Qaeda-backed rebels. Pat Buchanan asks cui bono, who benefits? It certainly isn't Assad who is being attacked on all sides. The real benefit is to the Al Qaeda backed rebels want the West to intervene against Assad. Isn't it plausible that they are responsible for the massacre of hundreds of Syrian civilians, expendable collateral damage to achieve aid from the West? Al Qaeda certainly never balks at murdering hundreds or thousands of innocent people, including with the use of gas attacks. An Al Qaeda plot to gas the New York subway system was foiled in 2006. Have people forgotten the lessons of 9/11?
The U.S. going in guns blazing won't bring back to life the hundreds killed by poisoned gas. What it will likely do is raise the body count and more innocent civilians will suffer and die. We don't need another war president intent on a "quick" in and out attack on a country that hasn't attacked us. And what kind of retaliation can we expect if we do it?
Everything Obama touches escalates to more violence. He's an expert at increasing racial tension and his incompetence in foreign affairs is clear from the Benghazi debacle. Congress needs to tie his hands before he drags us into another bloody war.