Last night I was on Darla Jaye’s show on 980 KMBZ and I was FIRED UP! The topic – Syria. It was a spirited debate to say the least. I was for a military strike and she was against. Since I’m the liberal and she is the conservative, it felt like a Freaky Friday moment with Lindsay Lohan pre-adderal and coke and Jamie Lee Curtis pre-Activia. I’ll let you decide who was who.
If the UN inspectors come back with information that the Syrian regime did in fact engage in chemical warfare against their own people, the US must act. We cannot tolerate biological or chemical warfare being used against their own people or used against foreign enemies by any country and the US MUST take action. To not have a US unified front on this is inconceivable to me.
I get that we are war fatigued. I blame the Bush administration for that. But being “the home of the brave” means that we can stand up to our fatigue and still manage to do the right thing. That is what makes this country great.
I get how ironic the situation is in that we elected Obama to get us OUT of Afghanistan and Iraq and now we are in a situation where we might go in to yet another country. Syria is a unique situation where ignoring the facts might bring grave consequences in the long-term if we choose to turn our backs on the facts once they are presented.
This is so different from guns, missiles and bombs. There are defenses to traditional types warfare no matter how small Chemical and biological warfare has NO defense. That is why we can’t tolerate it by any regime or terrorist group. What’s to say that if these weapons get in the hands of the wrong people they won’t be used against us at some point. If we do nothing it’s the same as saying we condone this type of warfare.
What I can’t believe is what I’m reading in comments sections by Americans who believe that the horrible video of the napalm attack by the playground in Syria has been staged by actors. Are we that jaded? Are we that bitter? People actually believe that this video has been put on like some sort of MTV punk’ed video? To find child actors who can scream that good- I’m sure Hollywood would love that. That’s really sick people.
So what should to response to Syria be? I can’t answer that. I’m many things, but not an expert in military strategy. I will wait to hear from the Obama administration and the Pentagon. I just hope that the American people can find it in themselves to support this administration and put their “fatigue” aside, find their bravery and stand behind the President to do what is right. That is what makes this country the home of the brave.
God bless America.