Assad has used chemical weapons against the rebels (and civilians) in his civil war.
Chemical weapons are an international no-no.
What is America to do, without deeply involving itself in yet another Mid-East War?
The answer is tragically simple:
1. Destroy the chem-weapon supplies.
2. Destroy the chem-weapon factories.
3. Murder the units who deployed chem-weapons in the recent attacks.
4. Provide aid and safety for refugees and the injured.
5. Possibly, provide training for non-terrorist refugees. (This is a big if for me.)
The whole point of this exercise is:
We don’t care about your civil war, Syria — work it out amongst yourselves; what we care about is Assad using WMDs against civilians. And that’s a bad precedent.
I really hope the President makes that sort of case on Tuesday.
I am not in favor of bombing random sites in Syria; I am furious at the people who make and deploy chemical weapons. Bomb the shit out of them (or some other operation that would not release dangerous chemicals into the locality).
In My Arrogant Opinion (IMAO).