How about doing something right for a change? Instead they should eliminate corporate tax-breaks for shipping our jobs overseas and quit letting them get away with not paying taxes on billions stashed in Bermuda. This country needs to rebuild its infrastructure and everyone should pitch in.
We cannot let Assad go unpunished
I supported President Obama's call for a military strike against Syria in retaliation for its large-scale use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. U.S. public opposition to such action is understandable. No one wants to get involved in another Middle Eastern war such as Iraq and Afghanistan. However, we need to remember that President Obama did not support the invasion of Iraq. He is not trying to find an excuse for another war. His whole focus as president has been to extricate our armed forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Those who oppose military action in favor of diplomacy are living in fantasyland. President Assad has made it perfectly clear that he has no interest in negotiation.
Secretary of State John Kerry was entirely correct when he said we are facing a Munich moment. Appeasement of Assad will only encourage him to use more chemical weapons with impunity. Will it not also make Iran more confident to build nuclear weapons? There are real dangers in not responding to Assad's heinous actions against the Syrian people.
When President Obama proposes "limited and specified use" of our armed forces for no more than 90 days barring any American troops on the ground, I believe he means exactly what he says. It is interesting to note that Congressional leaders in both parties supported Obama on this issue. It was the rank and file, responding to an untimely isolationist attitude of constituents, which put the Untied States world credibility at risk.