- Posted August 29, 2013 by
Watertown, New York
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War With Syria? Can We Trust Our Intelligence Agencies? Our President?
We've seen the images of children killed by nerve gas. Our government says it was Assad's regime that was responsible. No doubt, this is true.
The U.N. inspectors haven't finished their job in Syria yet. But each day we wait, Assad has more time to move his stockpiles.
Saddam Hussein had months to move his to Syria before Bush launched that attack.
And who gave Hussein the gas?
But after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, we again are being told that there's a need to stop the madness in Syria this time.
Our President will make the case for war.
American people have a conscience. We know what is right and what we need to do when genocide like this happens in our World.
We have the means. But do we have the conviction to go to yet another war simply based on what our government tells us.
The U.S. Government made the case for war with Iraq. They told us there were weapons on mass destruction.
At the same time, we see our government locking up every whistleblower.
When we see this, our government locking up those that would tell us about the inner workings of power, it gives many pause.
If this atrocity is true, then, yes, we need to act to stop the proliferation of these weapons.
But, Saddam Hussein used gas on the Iranians during that ten year war.
The United States knew about that atrocity too.
Americans want to trust our government. We want to believe what they tell us.
The question that begs an answer is, "Why is our government willing to lock up those that tell us the truth.
It will be interesting to hear the President's argument for this war.
Especially when we have no money to feed the poorest among us, yet we always find money for war. Yes, if Assad is guilty, he must be punished. But can we believe what our government tells us is true?