A vote for war in Syria is to spend the blood of Americans for no great cause, for no great gain, and for a guarantee that more flag-draped coffins will arrive at Dover Air Force Base, about which distraught moms, dads, husbands, wives, and children will sob and ask, “Tell me again, why was this death necessary?”
Well Steve once again the professor (you) and Gilligan (me) share the same thoughts. For me America (Obama) needs to stay the fuck out of Syria and let the men of Syria decide what cost they are willing to give for freedom in “their” civil war! And I agree there is no great cause for war in Syria! I’d rate see Obama fight the war on poverty in America or better, yet use some of that war money to help cities like Wilmington Delaware add more police to fight local crime! Add more state police to allow Delawareans to live in safety.
I am still baffled as to why Obama was award the Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.
Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.
Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.
For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”
Oslo, October 9, 2009
So Obama was in office as president for less than a year and he accomplished all these amazing things? Don’t you think sending American forces into another sovereign country engaged in an internal civil war would make one wonder should Obama be required to return the Nobel Peace Prize?
Steve if the president can twist the guns law with were to allow citizens the right to bear arms I think at best we should question the law allowing the President to engage in war where there has been no direct attack on American! STOP the presses! “President Obama and Vice President Biden once held radically different views on the use of military force without congressional authorization. During the 2008 presidential campaign, both made undeniably clear the president could not authorize a military strike without congressional except for a case of an “imminent threat.” Then-Senator Biden found the offense impeachable.” WOW I wonder if Biden will call for Obama’s impeachment?
If we help defeat Assad we can hope for no gratitude (nor any regional stability) from the installation of another Islamist regime in Damascus.
You got that right Steve ! Also, we can be assure to fuel the terrorists and more hatred towards America! America wants to instill it’s way and version of democracy and freedom on cultures of people more than ten times older than America itself, yet, American’s are enduring an erosion of freedoms on the home front and an increase in domestic violence. America needs to live in peace among itself before it can proclaim righteousness and engage in re-engineering other countries!
If children are dying in the streets of Syria it’s because their men coward in the corner refusing to protect them and other men in Assad’s regime turning a blind-eye! The bottom-line is Syria’s men are killing their own children at the same time they’ll spit on America for calling attention to the injustice!