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September 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

Stay home

Waving the flag of the Syrian rebels, demonstrators opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad gather on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Congress returns to work from August recess, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is seeking authorization from Congress for a military strike against Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons in the civil war there. [AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite]

Waving the flag of the Syrian rebels, demonstrators opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad gather on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Congress returns to work from August recess Sept. 9, 2013. [AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite]

As a country, we don’t have the resources or the will to enter into a conflict with Syria. [“Syrians plead their case for, against U.S. military strikes,” page one, Sept. 9.]

We are not the world’s policemen. We are being sucked into a mess, and our less-than-presidential president has put us there.

What little is left of our economy will be gone if we get embroiled in another Middle Eastern mess. If we were to do something, it would be more than likely that our involvement would escalate, due to the fact that the administration has no idea of what they are doing.

One only needs to look at the number of plans they have floated at the Pentagon and the stupid comments they are all making on talk shows. These aren’t leaders, they are a disaster.

If we use a big stick now or later, it won’t make a difference; they know we have the ability if we are interested enough in the issue. Protecting this president’s image is not enough reason and acting without all countries on board with their assets is not a good idea. Stay home.

Roger Miller, Wenatchee

Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: Barack Obama, bashar assad, economy

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