On the extreme left we have progressive pundit Ed Shultz who is absolutely positive that we are once again being lead down the path to war and that Syria and Iraq are synonymous with each other. He implies, using parallel video clips, that we are being fed and misled as he feels we were when Bush and Cheney took us into the longest running war in US history, Iraq.
There is also a few of the nuts who I honestly don't think knows whats going on even on their best day. Representative Joe "You Lie" Wilson is trying to imply that this is a diversion for the scandals which don't exist and the looming debt battle. In other words,we are looking at Syria now to distract us from the non-existent Lybia and IRS scandals from several months ago and for a vote that isn't coming for another month. I don't understand the logic either.
The discussion cannot be poisoned by our fears of Iraq, but on the other hand, we must be mindful of the old adage "those who do not study history are destined to repeat it." I keep going back to those bodies (I will let you Google the pictures yourself or you can take my word the pictures are horrific). The horror of a weapon once used in the first World War. A treaty which banned chemical use dating back to the first Geneva Convention because of that World War. Do we just pay lip service to the banning of these weapons and turn our back again as we did with the Kurds? And yet, we are perhaps alone if we go forward. Why?
passed a resolution that sets the limits of the attack to no soldiers on the ground, and the attack is not to exceed 60 days with an option for the President to request a 30 day extension. My concern is that there is no requirement to put this request through the UN which admittedly is slightly more dysfunctional of the Congress.
I am like that Senator who voted present, I am not seeing the answers I need.