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SYRIA: Are we seriously considering another war?

Letter by Russell W. Cornwell, Tacoma on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:00 am | No Comments »
August 27, 2013 11:12 am

This U.S. can’t be serious? Another war? More treasure and lives lost? For what? We don’t even know who the good guys are.

Syrian President Bashar Assad is a monster, but are the rebels any better? Are we just opening the gate for another insurgency by al-Qaida or the like? Is there an exit strategy? Is borrowed money from China going to fund this war too? How will we know when we win?

After two ill-advised wars in the Middle East, have we not learned our lesson?

I don’t know what has happened to my country. Has everyone in Washington, D.C., gone mad?

All weapons of war are bad. For the life of me, I don’t see much difference in dying of poison gas or being vaporized by a 1,000-pound bunker buster. Dead is dead, and we use shells containing depleted uranium. We use white phosphorous and napalm. Does this somehow give us the moral high ground?

Give me a break. The whole thought of another war is nauseating.

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