"I'm waiting to see the polls."
|Steven Senne / AP|
After Obama's bombastic verbal pledges to attack the Syrian regime for their dastardly acts, he has pretty much painted himself into a corner when his expected international allies pulled away from the idea. It's not that anyone in their right moral mind is in favor of chemical weapons, but very few people can really see anything effective or suitable in attacking Syria.
I'm far from being a pacifist, but I don't see what good an American led attack would do for the world or the Syrians. It's like raping a whore. Just because she (or he) is a prostitute, even a low-priced one, doesn't justify rape. The Assad The Second regime in Syria is a terrible dictatorship, but there is no opposition that will be better for the Syrians. It's like a gang war. No matter what the gang is called, it's still a bunch of immoral, criminal hoodlums.
One thing that may make a bit of difference would be to declare and uphold diplomatic and economic sanctions against Syria.
- Expel all of their diplomats.
- Have the United Nations expel them
- Stop all forms of aid.
- Declare sanctions, and stop supporting all NGO's that give aid to Syria.
- Isolate them diplomatically.
Davka in this case, I sincerely hope that Obama's war talk be voted down. The United States and the rest of the world would be a lot safer if Obama would get himself more competent advisors. I just hope that Congress and the British Parliament strongly defeat their bills to start a war in Syria.