Part of being in government in any country, is convincing people that a certain nation with a certain people is making a war necessary. I feel WWii was a time I can’t argue with. I have not supported any war since then. And protested the Vietnam War. I am a proud American yet I don’t feel waving our stars and stripes means we need to go to war. I never believed President Bush that there were weapons of mass destruction. And I was right.
Having said this, if there are weapons of mass destruction in Syria and they are using chemical warfare against children this reeks of Nazi Germany. That is the biggest mistake that a government can make. I am for political negotiations. It would be wonderful if Russia and the United States could demand the weapons and they would be destroyed. And people would be given the medical treatment they need.
There is no way to conceive what war is. I spoke to a veteran over the weekend. He signed up, young and eager to serve his country. He was deployed. He saw buddies blown up. He has PTSD and will always have flashbacks. Before we ask our children to do this we need to be really certain that it is beyond a doubt that Assad is using chemical weapons on his own people.. I believe in President Obama and I trust him but I don’t always trust those around him. I don’t want to send someone’s child or grandchild to death from chemicals or from armed Syrians. I may become solidly behind our government but today I just keep thinking about pictures and video from different wars.These are a sample. War is the huge decision, we can’t just say oops, I was wrong. So the people of America and the world need to really be sure this is what they want.