Comments on Syria didn't ring true
President Obama's explanation of why the U.S. should again play world sheriff and attack Syria didn't ring true and raised questions about chemical weapons. Much of the world has not forgotten how our government facilitated Saddam Hussein's use of gas on the Kurds and Iranians! What about our use of Agent Orange in Vietnam and depleted uranium in Iraq?
As to who used the gas, why would Syria's government provoke Obama's red line threat when they are winning the civil war? Would our attack really be about saving face for backing the wrong side and looking foolish? Who would benefit?
And how ironic, his decision to attack was made just after honoring Dr. King, a man of peace, who in 1967 called the U.S. government the "main purveyor of violence in the world."
Like Iraq 10 years ago, Syria does not threaten us. Obama should live up to his peace prize!
Our standards lead us toward disaster
I thank God that West Virginia remains a conservative state. There is a moral issue at large concerning same-sex marriage. There are still a large number of us conservatives who oppose this and do not equate it with women's right to vote or equality for blacks as was stated in your Sept. 25 editorial.
The main problem is that God is being cast out of our everyday lives and his word (Bible) is being disregarded as a strict guideline for guiding our lives by his standards. We continue as a society to set our own standards regardless of the consequences, and it is quite evident to where this has led this nation. We are not progressing to a better society; we are regressing toward disaster. God have mercy on us.