The first report I heard had excerpts from General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was being questioned. When he was directly asked what the United States expected to accomplish from military action the General responded: "I can't answer that question." Really, General, you are the head of the greatest military force on earth and you can't answer that question? I knew right then that things were bad but I had no idea how much worse things would get.
John Kerry, our illustrious Secretary of State, a known and outspoken pacifist throughout his life, came forward to justify the involvement of our country in the civil war of a sovereign state. Furthermore, he was trying to justify our getting involved as an ally to a force which is both directly aligned with, and likely a component of, Al Qaeda, to fight the Assad government. Kerry mumbled on about comparisons with World War II and how our prestige was on the line and the world supported action. Yet, no other country has offered to help and, most notably, Britain has declined. Britain is the one nation on earth that generally supports the United States, but the Brits established that this was not a wise decision and also has almost no possible support from her people.
Interestingly enough, most Americans voice opposition to action and a large number of Congressmen and even some Senators have indicated a similar sentiment. Hopefully, the House of Representatives will vote the idea down and reason will prevail.
But I guess I am most upset by the Kerry personage, best known for testimony against the Vietnam War in his old military uniform and medals, for being Obama's front man with Congress. The man has no believability and can't be trusted and his words which answered nothing only hardened my opposition.
And there is one other point unrelated to Kerry that I want to make. Does anyone know that Assad, as bad as he might be, allows for freedom of life, movement and worship by the significant number of Christians in Syria. At the same time, the opposition is making a name for itself by persecuting Christians and destroying their churches. Kind of similar to the Muslim Brotherhood under Mursi in Egypt, don't you think? Kind of similar to Obama's general attitude regarding Christian persecution as well. After all, a man who won't speak up about discrimination against military Chaplains trying to carry out God's mission certainly isn't concerned about freedom of religion.
America, it's time to stop listening to a bunch of Big Government types who don't even know what America is about any longer and its time to limit their ability to determine the fate of our children and fathers in an undefined and ill conceived war. Call your Congressman while there is still time and JUST SAY NO.
God help us come to our senses. I feel sorry for those in harm's way in Syria but propping up even more dangerous tyrants is not a solution. Let's stay out of Syria.