Doesn't it actually state in your constitution that the U.S would not become involved in wars that do not directly involve them?
I appreciate that accords have been signed and alliances forged, but really if the U.S were to become embroiled in any combat situation relating to
Syria, then it would go against the constituion.
Does Syria have the capability to launch a strike on the U.S?
Unless U.S interests are compromised, then they should leave well alone.
Our Constitution has no such clause. It gives "War Powers" to our Congress.
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Onviously, none of you have much pride or knowledge of American history.
Past Presidents, such as FDR (an Obama hero), Truman, and Kennedy espoused a foreign policy known as "Liberal Internationalism," according to which
Franklin Roosevelt "intervened in foreign conflicts" against Adolf Hitler, and Harry Truman contested Stalin’s (one of Putin's idols) murderous
communist purges of millions of his own countrymen.
A favorite of those too young to remember those days, John F. Kennedy followed this policy when he famously called for America to “bear any
burden ... in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
It was generally agreed that American foreign policy could not simply be a matter of looking out for ourselves, but ought to hold such larger
ambitions as the creation and preservation of a world in which democratic values and economic freedom could thrive; the championing of a rules-based
international system; the mitigation of regional conflicts and instability; and opposition to oppressive ideologies.
It remained this way during the "Cold War," and we maintained a consensus among American leadership in favor of this core idea.
Even George H.W. Bush, against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, and Bill Clinton, who stopped Slobodan Milosevic’s genocide in Bosnia and
prevented a genocide in Kosovo saw America’s leadership as indispensable and acted to defend these principles.
It was this policy that resulted in a united Europe, free, and at peace.
The German magazine, Der Spiegel
reported this week of a letter it received after the Syrian gassing of women and children, from a Dr.
Wischmann which read: “We will be asked by our children what we did against this mass murder, as we asked our parents about Nazism. We will
then lower our eyes and have to remain silent.”
This is what you will live with through fear, indifference and a lack of pride in "American values."
I won't have to.