September 2nd, 2013
04:06 AM ET

The debate on Syria: To bomb or not to bomb?

U.N. evidence that could show whether chemical weapons were used in Syria will head to a lab Monday, but the answer may just be a formality.

The American president has already said there's no doubt Syria's government killed hundreds of civilians in a chemical weapon attack. Independent tests have revealed "signatures of sarin gas" in blood and hair samples from Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

President Barack Obama wants Congress to sign off on limited strikes on Syrian targets - but some lawmakers bristle at the idea of getting ensnared in another overseas conflict.

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  1. saywhat

    Now who got their hands on these or toxins provided by other players in Syria is the question.
    A mucky situation at best into which some are itching to rush headlong.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    @chrissy, yes and yes.
    I have been doing that along with other thinking and patriotic Americans. There are also orgs which are making sincere efforts to make the public voice heard up on the Hill.
    Though we get stock answers to our letters and petitions that are neither here nor there but They know that we care for this country .And that one day would make a difference.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    rtesponse to @chrissy blocked.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Yes & yes@chrissy.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I have been doing that on issues crucial to this nation along with other thinking,patriotic Americans.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Though we receive stock answers to our letters and calls which are neither here nor there, 'they' know we care for this country. And that has to make a difference.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Call your rep today before its too late.
    Any approval by Congress can and would be treated as a blank check for war. Congress for once has to stand up for the Americans they are supposed to serve not for special interests and foreign lobbies.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I will repeat my mantra: no US boots in Syria.

    September 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    No military involvement. Arab league is calling for action, S.Arabia is calling for action, Israel called for action.O.K let them 'act'.
    Its a regional and Arab problem. Why should Americans take the most pain or any pain at all , getting militarily involved in regional conflicts and civil wars?

    September 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Agreed @ saywhat and @ banasy! One more thing everyone should voice their state representative ~ STOP all financial aid to Egypts millitary!

    September 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol yes @ banasy, and according to the rules, regulations, laws (or whatever our government wants to call it) set up by our government, they are supposed to STOP giving financial aid to Egypts military!

    September 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Congress's tap-dancing around this goes directly to the desire to keep protecting Israel's border, chrissy.

      September 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    My comment is awaiting moderation. Fabulous.

    September 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hello banasy
    Hope you are having a fine Labor Day weekend. Man it is hot down here. How hot is it you ask ?
    It's hotter n a pooter after a night of eating jalepenos.

    September 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Rawr. Yes, a nice Labor Day, indeed. Temps are moderate with low humidity.

      September 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Donald Ellis

    Reblogged this on Peace and Conflict Politics and commented:
    A good read.

    September 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    Bc in a hat also fought beside general custer as a union officer. He was a big shot. He killed over 300 men. But then like general custer he was killed by sitting bull.

    September 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
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