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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

No go on Syria

It is interesting that President Barack Obama and Democrat leaders, who clearly opposed President G.W. Bush's decision to start a war with Iraq, are now all for intervening in the bloody civil war in Syria — a conflict in which we have no business getting involved. The use of military force, in a country where we're not needed, is suddenly appealing to them.

I believe this to be a grave mistake on the part of President Obama and other leaders, including several Republican leaders.

If we use military force in a country that's in the middle of a region that is almost like a powder keg and make one wrong move, the whole region could devolve into chaos.

It's also worth noting that there is no international support for an intervention, which would leave the United States and possibly France as the only countries getting involved.

And “lone wolfing” will not produce a good outcome, especially in a country where the rebels are supported by al-Qaida and Syrian President Assad is supported by Iran.

It will also be interesting to see what kind of effect this has on the 2014 and 2016 elections, as President Bush's war with Iraq wasn't good for Republicans in the races that followed.

Shawn Fitzgerald Jr.

Springdale

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