I think Obama's doing the right thing by erring on the side of caution and not haphazardly launching the U.S. into this civil war.<quoted text>
I have to hand it to President Obama. I think he finally realized that attacking Syria was a real bad idea. But after McCain and Graham went over there to support the rebels and have a photo op with a few Al Qaeda leaders, he had to say something.
Well now he put the ball in Congress' court. The GOP Congressional delegation have been crying all along the President has to go to Congress first to use military force. You asked, he delivered.
People need to step back and look who is fighting in Syria. Yes Hezbollah is fighting for Assad. But the most organized, best equipped rebels are Al Qaeda with Saudi Arabia financial backing.
If Assad falls, guess who gets all those chemical, including Nerve agents and any biological weapons???/
Best thing to do is stay out of it completely, and hope Assad doesn't fall.
He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't at this point though. He's going to end up being unpopular with some group, whether it's the American people or the Syrian rebels. I hope he cares more about what's best for the United States and not what the international community thinks of us.
I'm still prone to say let them fight it out among themselves, but I'm anti-war anyway and detest and resent unnecessary U.S. involvement all the way back to Vietnam. When do we ever learn? I have yet to understand when and why we became the saviors of the world and the referee in every foreign civil uprising.
Now the Syrian regime is bragging that they won something because the U.S. backed down for now. Each side has Obama in a vice. No wonder he called on Congress which he should have done from the start.
Syria gloats over Obama administration’s delay on military strikes
By Loveday Morris
BEIRUT — Syria on Sunday gloated over a “historic American retreat,”deriding President Obama for his decision to delay what had appeared to be imminent military strikes and dealing a further blow to U.S. credibility among the Syrian opposition and its allies, already frustrated at international inaction.
The announcement Saturday by Obama that he would seek congressional approval for any U.S. military intervention in Syria, effectively pushing back any potential strike for at least 10 days, was immediately seized upon by Syrian officials and state media, presenting it as a victory for the regime. The Syrian Opposition Coalition, meanwhile, attempted to build broader regional backing for military strikes and urged Congress to support them.
The decision to delay a U.S. military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that the United States says killed more than 1,400 people comes after what analysts have described as 21 / 2 years of flailing U.S. policy on Syria.