We shouldn’t bomb countries when we know it will have no positive effect on any front except saving face. If we bomb Syria, there will absolutely 100 percent be civilian casualties; the only question is how many will die so Obama doesn’t have to look like an idiot.
It’s a potent sign of how low the American political bar is set that gratitude is expressed because a US president says he will ask Congress to vote before he starts bombing another country that is not attacking or threatening the US. That the US will not become involved in foreign wars of choice without the consent of the American people through their representatives Congress is a central mandate of the US Constitution, not some enlightened, progressive innovation of the 21st century.
Our brave leader, Obama, has mercifully given Congress the vote but John Kerry remarked this morning that Obama had the right to attack Syria no matter what congress voted. All hail our new dictator Obama!