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Sick and tired...

I'm really getting sick and tired of Obama's foreign policy, which seems to be all over the place. Don't get me wrong, he's not the first U.S. president to flip-flop on an issue and show indecision to the nation and the rest of the world and won't be the last. First he draws a red line and then denies drawing one, blaming it on the 'entire world.' Sorry, but I'm part of that 'world' and don't recall ever drawing any line in regard to Syria!

Image representing New York Times as depicted ...I've saw the video posted on the New York Times site yesterday and have read several accounts of the atrocities committed by the rebels against people, many of whom are persecuted simply for their Christianity. What kind of people are we going to help? When will we ever learn? Obama's red line belongs to him, not to me. Where is the well-thought plan? What good is a limited strike really going to do?

English: John McCain official photo portrait.I understand the argument that some make when they say that failure to act will embolden our enemies as it makes America appear weak. The sad part is that America is weakened by this failed leadership driven by a mish-mash of uninformed, ego-driven decision-making. Sorry, I have to call it the way I see it. Just to be clear, I don't blame the Obama administration alone -- we have the usual cache of crusaders at work here, too, like John McCain. I'm thankful he didn't get elected or I fear we'd be worse off than we are now. We most certainly we be long since involved in this. Why must we be the world's police force when we can't even take care of our problems here at home? I'm hopefully that the next election will see some of the old Republican guard replaced with a new breed of strong conservative policy makers that are willing to say 'no' to what may well be the popular consensus at the time in favor of what they know if right for the country as a whole. I'd personally like to see more people like Rand Paul and less of the charming 'Marco Rubio types.'

I think that interfering in other nation's affairs is an ugly business and am usually opposed to it. Some would call me an isolationist like that is some sort of dirty word. Oh well, so be it. I'll say this, though. If we are going to get involved as I fear we will, let's not just play some game. Let's end this once and for all. Don't just say he's got to go and then do nothing about play little word games or fire off a few missiles (which may well harm innocent civilians). Finish the job, if you must do anything at all. but, before you do, answer these questions if you can: how does killing people because they killed others justify anything? Who will be in charge of Syria if/when Assad is gone?
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