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Is it wise to attack Syria?
It is the opinion of this iReporter that to attack Syria is outside the mandate and of the Constitution of the United States as expressly written in the Constitution. It is the power of the Congress to make and declare war, a power which is granted by the United States Constitution not the president because the president is commander-in-chief of the army and navy, pursuant to Article 2 Section 2 of the United States Constitution. The president swears and oath to uphold the Constitution, and if he attacks a foreign power without the permission of Congress, the president has broken his oath.
Also, we must weigh the bigger picture, should the United States act as the world's policeman? Can we or should we allow the region to handle a situation that really should be handled within the Arab League?
It is my opinion that the United States should mind our own business because it is a matter for the Syrians to address, and not the United States. One could argue that it is our moral obligation to act, but it is also our moral obligation to address the needs of the American people first!
It is also my opinion that we poised to attack Syria and not take into account the interests of other foreign powers, such as Russia or China. What if a simple display of muscle sets off a chain of events that we can not control leading to a bigger conflict? What if we set off a chain of events that leads to more misery? Is it worth it?
For some, what I just wrote and said is extremely offensive. For some, telling a different idea or truth is extremely offensive because to think outside what the media or government is telling you can get you labeled as an paranoid delusional or extremist, or conspiracy theorist. But is it a conspiracy or a delusion when it turns out to be true?