posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 10:23 PM
This whole thing should go to the UN. If that means making an agreement with China and/or Russia then so be it. The UN is the UN and it needs to get
its act together and function.
The US should not be doing anything unilateral.
If I were a congressman I'd not vote unless it required going through the UN.
Here's my justification:
1) This is an intervention, not a direct threat to our country
2) A lot of countries have a hand in the middle east, so everyone should be involved in the response
3) The US has earned negative reputation with Iraq and should not act so quickly to do it again
With all of hte unknowns in war, we should not assume everything will be ok. It really bothers me when probably only 40% of americans AT BEST will
support this intervention. Every indication I have is that support for this intervention is low in the US and elsewhere. And when they say this will
only be a small scale intervention and troops are not needed on the ground, I am very uneasy.
We must have some trust in our government to make good choices. During times of war there's not enough time to prove anything in a court of law;
there's just enough time for our leaders to respond. It's the fog of war. So at the end of hte day, our leaders cannot be perfect and war will not
have perfect results.
BUT the fog of war cannot give government unlimited excuses.
edit on 7-9-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)