I am amazed at the hypocritical actions of the people that "we the people" elected to govern this country. We have just fought two wars over an attack on our country on Sept. 11, 2001, and quit without resolve. Now our leaders in the Senate committee have given the go ahead to an ill-thought-out and undefined strike on a country with no apparent clear-cut plan for any resolve other than to massage the ego of a president who shows no leadership ability at all.
Maybe we should just go along. The result will probably be just like the health care law recently passed. Just do it, we will see the results. How has that worked out?
No other country in the world will lift a hand to do anything at all. Over 100,000 dead in Syria didn't cause much concern, but 1,465 killed by chemical weapons outrages us. Four dead Americans in Bengazi didn't really upset the president nor the secretary of state much. What difference at this point does it make? Sound familiar? The only repercussions were against a radical movie maker who is still in jail with no connection to the attack.
Apparently it is OK to kill people as long as it is with those evil guns that they want to take from law-abiding citizens. But not with chemical weapons. Dead is dead regardless of the means.
The president claims to have authority to act on his own, without any input from anyone. If that is the case then the only reason that I can see for consulting Congress is his usual method of operation. He needs someone else to blame when his agenda fails. It's worked so far.
All the polls that I have seen show that 70-plus percent of Americans are against this undefined, unclear action.
By the way, did I mention that we are $17 trillion in debt? When the blind lead the blind they both fall into the ditch.