Common sense says stay out of Syrian war

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 9, 2013 

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford's common-sense stance in not getting involved in Syria is a good example of why I voted for him and why I will support his re-election to Congress.

Is anyone but me wondering how long it will take John Kerry to say: "I was for bombing Syria before I was against it," or "I was against it before I was for it," or "I was for it before I was for it; no, I mean I was against it before I was against ... oh, I give up"? Already the president is saying he didn't draw a red line.

I realize U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain believe us common people don't have a clue as to what is best for America, but this life-long Republican, along with a majority of Americans, were saying "no" to Iraq and "get out now," while they were still trying to make us forget about their rush to spend lives and capital.

Where have these rebels who aren't associated with terrorist groups suddenly come from? Did they come from Iraq, Tunisia, Libya? You know all those countries that the usual suspects wanted us to stick our noses into. Sure, they will love America for helping them in their civil wars.

I find it embarrassing to quote a Russian president, but it's too apt to pass up: "We have to remember what has happened in the last decades, how many times the United States has been the initiator of armed conflicts in different regions of the world. Did this resolve even one problem?"

Cathy Scott


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