It looks as if the U.S. is planning to enter the civil war in Syria. For a nation that can't even keep planes flying, can't build roads and bridges, can't create jobs and can't fix schools because it's broke... it blows my mind that the U.S. would want another war, especially when the country has already had enough war.
But the U.S. has been looking for any reason it could find to jump into this conflict...as I mentioned in my previous posting "Just Another War President...". Now with flimsy reports of chemical weapons use (reports pushed by Assad opposition groups and by other countries that want the U.S. to do their dirty work by going in... those that have an insentive to fake and exaggerate to get a U.S. response) the U.S. has the excuse it needs. I say stay the Hell out of Syria, even if chemicals may have been used. The U.S. has to stop being the global sheriff.
Leslie Gelb sums up some of my frustrations with this insanity in a Daily Beast piece from last month.
This country is seriously addicted to war.