Nerve gas has been used before on Iranians by Saddam Hussein. The U.S. knew what Iraq was doing. It was reprehensible then as much as it's reprehensible now as we see by the images of dead children in Syria also killed by nerve gas by another mad man. The United States looked the other way as Hussein did this to our enemies in Iran. Americans didn't know what our government was allowing then in 1988. "During the waning days of Iraq's war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein's military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent. U.S. officials have long denied acquiescing to Iraqi chemical attacks, insisting that Hussein's government never announced he was going to use the weapons. But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture. "The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn't have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy." And where did that nerve agent originate? Today, we see the images of innocent Syrians civilians, many of them children, dead because of the use of chemical weapons by Assad's military. As we wonder what the correct course is, we know we must act. Yet, for Secretary of State, John Kerry, to say that this act of cowardice by Syria's Assad, offends us when we were complicit in allowing the Iraqis to gas the Kurds and Iranians, begs the question, "Isn't it always wrong, Secretary Kerry, no matter who does it?" I agree with Kerry. It's morally wrong to gas Syrians in their bed as they sleep. Killing children this way makes it worse. It is wrong- wrong then and wrong now.Of course, it's also wrong to use Predators indiscriminately to kill innocent civilians around the World while they sleep too close to a suspected 'terrorist'.Our War on Terror is our new "Viet Nam", but instead of being isolated to one small Asia country, it's played out on the World stage.Does the United States have the moral high ground to act to stop Assad? We should stop his madness.Then we should have a serious discussion about the kinds of secrets our government wants to keep from the American people by locking up those that have told us and would have exposed our own cowardice and complicity in our own morally reprehensible crimes.. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/26/drumbeats-kerry-issues-stern-statement-on-syria-claiming-new-evidence-of-chemical-weapons/
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