- Posted September 3, 2013 by
Yes (Iraq's policy is now Syria's tragedy)
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
So now that we have a legitimate crisis in the middle east, the President has found himself in a predicament. Because of the abuse by the previous administration of the war powers act, and the mistrust created by our invasion in Iraq, The British government decided to air on the side of caution by not supporting the United States. The president now has to go to congress to ask permission to do his job. And especially since this congress is looking for any excuse to impeach the President, he has to proceed with a great deal of caution.
The sad reality is, this congress is not incline to support the President, even if it undermines the security of the United states, our foreign policy and makes us look impotent to the rest of the world. As a result, thousands of innocent people will die because we failed to act. Gassing your own people is a war crime, and it seems like Assad is willing to do anything to hold on to power. Yes we risk widening the war to other states, but we cannot set this precedent by standing on the side lines and allowing Assad to commit genocide in the 21st century with impunity.