9/9/13 - What To Do About Syria - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

9/9/13 - What To Do About Syria

We sit now, as a nation, on the edge of our seats waiting for the Congress to tell President Obama if they approve of the use of force in Syria as a response to the Assad regime's use of weapons of mass destruction against its citizens. Whether you like him or not, our President, representing these United States of America, drew a line in the sand, a red line if you will, which meant if someone crossed that line there would be hell to pay. From all accounts it certainly appears that the Assad regime has crossed that line and now, the world continues to wait for our response.

This is a difficult decision. A decision that comes when the American people appear to be weary of war, and especially tired of the troubles in that part of the world. To many, the use of chemical weapons is not a high enough threshold to grant the President the approval he is seeking. The question before us remains: when is an atrocity evil enough that good people must step in and do something about it?

This is certainly one of those times when evil is on display, but who's responsibility is it to respond? If not us...then who? It's not an easy decision. It is complicated. Meanwhile, our enemies are watching and waiting.

Philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke is credited with saying "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

Let's all pray that we make the right choice.

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