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"It's not our civil war". Many Americans don't believe we should get involved in Syria.
If these same people saw a woman being raped or a child being bullied, would they act to stop the bully?
Probably not. After all, it's not their business, right?
It's not them being raped, murdered or bullied.
Is this who we now are as a people?
Iraq was different. Syria is not Iraq. It's more of a Bosnian action than anything.
During WWII, Winston Churchill lobbied our government to help them against the Nazis.
It took Pearl Harbor to get the American people involved.
I was against the Iraq War. I'm against using our NSA and CIA to topple democratically elected governments even when that government may not be aligned with American interests.
People have a right to self-determination. So do Syrians.
What would have happened to our democracy had the French not come to our aid?
This action we are contemplating in Syria is a moral issue. We have the ability to diminish Assad's capacity to use chemical weapons and we should.
We have the moral obligation to act when we see genocide being done on people.