U.S. needs to stay out of civil war in Syria

EDGEWATER -- The question going through everyone’s mind is should the U.S. take action against Syria and Assad’s regime because he used chemical weapons on his own people? My question is why is the U.S. always the one that is supposed to jump to the rescue of everyone around the world?

Who put us in charge of reacting to everyone’s evil? That’s what the U.N. is for, isn’t it?

If other countries don’t support any kind of military action why do we think it is necessary do go against that wisdom?

How much sense does it make for us to tell Assad that we aren’t happy about what he did and we just may do something about it then have the tug of war between the president and Congress in the newspapers daily?

Aren’t we just giving him time to move his weapons and troops around so if we do send missiles his way they won’t hit the targets we think we are aiming for?

The time to react was back when Assad first used the chemicals -- not weeks later. This is a civil war that we have no reason to be involved in just as we had no reason to be in Viet Nam, which was also a civil war and look what happened there. How many  of our fighting forces have been killed there, Iraq and Afghanistan and what have we achieved?

Iraq has escalating bombings and unrest and Afghanistan troops were have trained and armed are killing our own soldiers. These places of unrest in the Middle East are never going to change. The battles will continue no matter what we do. We have our own problems right here in America that need to be dealt with. We do not need to spend more money on wars in other parts of the world.

Iraq has escalating bombings and unrest and Afghanistan troops were have trained and armed are killing our own soldiers. These places of unrest in the Middle East are never going to change. The battles will continue no matter what we do. We have our own problems right here in America that need to be dealt with. We do not need to spend more money on wars in other parts of the world.

Going forward with this attack is only going to rain down more terrorist attacks on our own soil as payback. Anyone who has watched Assad in interviews knows he is totally delusional. In his mind none of the things he is accused of have ever happened. He lives in a world all his own and not reality. You can’t negotiate with someone like that and dethroning him will only give some other nut a chance at his job. More reasons in my mind for us to stay out of their war.

If the U.N. calls for its members to unite in some type of action we should support that since we are members of this body of leaders. Otherwise we need to tend to our own business.

I have a strong feeling that Tuesday when we hear from our president, he is going to tell us that we are going ahead with the strike whether he has managed to convince congress or not.

We the people have no say in this decision. And that is a sad state of affairs in my book.

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Darlene Vann is a resident of Edgewater and has been with the 24/7 Internet newspaper from the onset. She likes to write about the lighter side of life, but sometimes feels compelled to tackle some of the tougher issues.