Arguments favoring an attack include that Assad's willingness to use chemical weapons poses a threat to our allies and that other radical actors might become emboldened if the U.S. fails to act. Finally, terrorists might get their hands on Syria's chemical weapons and use them against us, though the terrorist threat seems more plausible if Assad is ousted.
Otherwise, except for the method of killing, not much has changed in the two years since the Arab Spring became a bloody winter in Syria and elsewhere. More to the heart of the current debate is whether a limited missile strike would make any difference. The near-unanimous opinion is, not really. So how will this work for our credibility? I believe it to be just the opposite that a limited strike would merely aggravate matters and potentially lead to a catastrophic clash with global ramifications.
This country has been in a stink hole for long enough. During the time of our recession, we have spent Billions of dollars on a couple of wars supporting a people who hate us and our way of life. We have made cuts in every public service here at home, our roads and bridges are crumbling apart and the unemployment rate is still over 7.3 percent and to top it off, we are a debtor nation that owes its next generation to a foreign country. Does anyone remember what Colin Powell said? You break it, you own it.
Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress on Wednesday that the Extremist groups fighting against the Syrian government make up between 15% and 25% of the rebels fighting the Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Well lets put that in a language we can understand. ( Al Qaida ) I believe that if
that number is correct, then what are we doing helping the extremist in a war that will either way bring them back to fighting us later.
Barack Obama has created a problem for sure. This is not to say that credibility isn't important, but the
measure of one's credibility isn't only whether a nation is willing to stand its ground. It is also whether a nation is willing to be wise. Being the world police for a country that really doesn’t like us is not a smart decision and we should have realized that by now. I truly feel sorry for the innocent people that have been victimized in this bloody war, but I strongly believe that the days of us being a superpower police should be over and let’s put our own house back in order.