August 30, 2013 at 6:24 PM
United States involvement with Syria
Members of the local Syrian community march in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, on Aug. 30 in Allentown, Pa. President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. [AP Photo/Matt Slocum]
The drum is beating for the U.S. to “strike” Syria. [“Obama may go it alone against Syria,” page one, Aug. 30.]
The President says he must first confer with Congress and our allies.
What obliges us to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons? Aren’t there international precedents and regulations for handling such atrocities?
William DuBay, Poulsbo
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