POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 5:37pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 10:58am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
For years we have heard this from many on Capitol Hill, mainly from those on the left, "we cannot be the policemen of the world."
They attacked Ronald Reagan as well as both Bush's, even though proper channels were taken back then and there was some reason to go to war.
Now, the same doves which longed for world peace and always threw bombs from the back bench are chomping at the bit to shoot at Syria.
John Kerry, for example, proudly wore his military fatigues to Washington years ago condemning the Vietnam War.
I salute him for going and serving, but he was saying we had no right to be there and it served no vital United States interest.
Now, look at him. He's selling the poison gas argument and I wonder how he felt about Saddam Hussein gassing the Kurds. I really can't remember how he felt.
I just know even though Hussein was doing that, many still felt we should get out of that conflict.
I do want to keep chemical weapons out of the hands of Al Qaeda, but I don't know if bombing Syria would accomplish that.
What I do know is many who condemned other administrations for going to war are now wanting our fighting men and women to suit up for another round because, "we are the world's policemen," and their guy is in office, and to me that is very hypocritical.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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