Meanwhile, Russia has moved military equipment including warships into the Eastern Mediterranean, the British wisely decided to stay out of the fray and Assad mocks Obama's weakness and indecisiveness. I don't think this is going to turn out very well, folks.
The reason I led with the question I chose is because not only are we lacking clear evidence, but there is also a very good possibility that the chemicals were actually used by the rebels as a set-up for Assad. This was a hot topic on Rush Limbaugh yesterday and he even made a direct link on his site to his argument. Here is the link:
It certain makes you wonder, doesn't it?
After thinking about all the soul searching that George Bush did before invading Iraq, it certainly looks amateurish watching the way the President is handling the use of American troops. What is firing a shot across the bow going to do? Draw us in deeper into a no win situation? It's almost as if he wants to use our brave military as a tool for his personal ambition, not for national security. And even though he says there is no intention of putting "boots on the ground", John Kerry has already made some noise to the effect that we might.
The case for action here is weak and the potential for a far-reaching disaster is great. Coupled with the facts that our military forces are exhausted, over extended, and suffering morale problems, Obama is not facing reality. And to think that we might send boys into battle, a majority of whom claim Christianity as their religion, and not allow them to openly worship their Lord and Savior is atrocious.
John McCain even stated that America must enter the fray because to not do so will lessen the image of the United States worldwide. I would submit to Mr. McCain that just about everything this Administration has done has weakened our image. Just wait until we get the results of Obama's meetings with Putin; we'll probably look like a laughing stock.
We don't need to gamble with the lives of America's finest just for Obama's pride and that's really what we are talking about here. He opened his mouth about a line in the sand at a weak moment and now he is just trying to get cover for his indecisiveness and weakness. Thirty months ago involvement might have been a good idea; now we are way past the time that anything positive will result.
I urge everyone to contact their Representative in Congress and tell them to just say NO. We've got enough to worry about on our own home front. If we need to place our troops in harm's way, do so on the Southern border, where they can be rotated in and out easily and at low cost and we'll really be guarding against a real and present danger. As for Syria: let's just stay out of their internal civil war.
God help us to regain our sanity and stop the needless loss of American lives. We can't do everything for everyone in the world. We've got more than enough problems at home that need attention which is lacking. Let's not add to our problems without verifiable and real cause.