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Here’s a question about Syria that nobody’s asking: “What’s in it for us?”… President Obama took office touting his alternative to the Bush Doctrine as “smart diplomacy.” But so far, in Egypt and Libya, that’s meant helping overthrow a devil we know without regard for whether his replacement might be even worse. Now comes Syria, where the anti-American tyrant Bashar al-Assad would likely be replaced by anti-American rebels linked to al-Qaeda. But having promised retaliation if Assad used chemical weapons, Obama’s boxed in. He can do nothing and make America look impotent. Or he can attack and possibly help al-Qaeda take over Syria. He’s trying to thread the needle by claiming the goal isn’t regime change. But what do you expect if you lob missiles at an embattled regime? Even some top Republicans insist that Obama must act, if only for humanitarian reasons. But if he wants smart diplomacy, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has some advice: When your enemies are killing each other…let them. This is HR

Incidentally, the President hasn’t asked my advice on Syria, but just in case he’s listening: personally, I think we may be attacking the wrong enemy. And I don’t just mean the suspicion that al-Qaeda really launched that gas attack to get Obama to strike Assad for them. No, in this case, we’re dealing with a rattlesnake, and Syria is just the loud but tiny tail. The head is Iran. With its nuclear weapons program, that’s where the real danger is. Assad is dependent on Iran to keep his regime in power. An attack on Syria will just give Iran justification to jump in, attack Israel, and light the fuse to ignite war and anti-Americanism all across the Middle East. So please, Mr. President, think very carefully before you pull that trigger.

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  • Gail Staton

    09/05/2013 01:27 PM


    USUALLY AGREE WITH YOU, BUT I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH YOU ON SYRIA. WE WERE FOUNDED AS A CHRISTIAN NATION. CHRIST GAVE US THE GOLDEN RULE - TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,
    THIS CERTAINLY INCLUDES THOSE CHILDREN OF SYRIA (BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, THERE GO I )WE COULD HAVE BORN IN SYRIA. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT LIFE AND LEAVE THE
    CONSEQUENCES TO GOD. WE CRITICIZE THOSE WHO WATCH A CRIME BEING COMMITED AND DO NOTHING. WHEN WE SEE "IN YOUR FACE" VIDEOS OF CHILDREN BEING KILLED,
    WE ARE DOING THE SAME THING, WE ARE NOT PORTRAYING THE LOVE OF GOD EITHER. IT REMINDS ME OF THE HOLOCAUST "By early 1943, the Allied governments were well aware that the
    mass murder of the Jews (and others) was occurring in facilities primarily in Poland. There was considerable discussion on the Anglo-American side about possible intervention aimed at stopping
    or disrupting this extermination. However, a combination of lack of practical options (bombing the camps or rail-lines was not realistically achievable), a reluctance to accept the magnitude of the
    problem, and a significant resistance from military planners on using critical war resources on non-military missions resulted in a decision to do nothing. EVEN THOUGH OBAMA HAS BOTCHED
    THIS BIGTIME, AMERICA SHOULD ALWAYS STAND FOR THE RIGHT!

  • Patricia Menville

    09/04/2013 06:13 PM

    I do not agree that we should send troops or missiles to Syria. Too little too late. Should have been done a year ago. Also, we are war weary. Our troops need to come home. Israel is the only country that deserves to be helped. How did all this gases and weapons get there anyway. Maybe Bush was right. Sodium Hussan sent his weapons of mass into Syria? Do you think?

  • Diana Maupin

    09/04/2013 10:55 AM

    We have to do something now that this administration has drawn the red line. The "Genie" is out of the bottle. We cannot appear weak to the rest of the world. I just hope the classified intelligence facts are accurate. This seems to be very concerning to John Kerry in his remarks yesterday to
    council.

  • Johnathan Doe

    09/03/2013 08:58 PM

    It's all well and good if our enemies are killing off other enemies, but that's not the case here. The blood of the the innocent women and children cries out. Who will stand for them? Are we going to wait until the numbers reach in the millions? We've never been a nation to just sit and allow innocent people to be slaughtered. Stop thinking about your wallet for a minute and think about what you KNOW to be right. There's not a person I know that can just sit and watch the execution of children. And if you are that kind of person I don't think you deserve the right to breathe the same air I do.

  • Neva Pierce

    09/01/2013 08:38 PM

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Governor Huckabee.