Drudge has a poll on whether Congress should give Barack Obama authorization to attack Syria. The results so far are very interesting. As of 9:41 p.m. tonight, September 2, 2013, ...
YES - 8.25% (12,114 votes)
NO - 91.75% (135,653 votes)
John McCain and Lindsey Graham met with Obama today, giving Obama a nice photo-op. I'm guessing both RINOs will make the most of this opportunity to work with the president, walk across the isle, etc. They will probably go back to Congress and do their best to get everyone to fall in line and vote YES. If I were a betting person, and I'm not, I'm not sure how this one will end. How about you?
The following article by Tammy Swofford is very interesting and fits right in with the discussion:
Syria: bloodlust playground, by Tammy Swofford, Daily Times Pakistan
As an American, I am against military intervention and the sacrifice
of our blood and treasure in Syria. I propose that we invest in a future
Syria that has stability
“Syria has crossed a red line.” I sent up a bit of a snort when following the commentary for Syria in the aftermath of what appears to be a chemical attack against civilians. For myself, the red line is crossed when a remarkably short Corpus Juris is breached. The Ten Commandments deploys the use of imperative commands to showcase societal strength. “Thou shalt not kill” is just one of the commands that is anchored with the other nine. It serves as a reminder to mankind. Keep the list simple. And then, keep the list.
A dialogue between Cain (Qabil) and Abel (Habil) is the backdrop for the Madani text found in the Qur’an 5:32. It is an oft-quoted ayat: Slay the one and you have slain the whole of humanity. Those engaging in a blood-for-blood scenario and rising up against mischief in the land get a free pass. Problematic is that in Syria it can be difficult to determine who is committing the most mischief. Syria has more mischief-makers than a frog has warts. The nation is reduced to a bloodlust playground in the aftermath of a chemical attack in which many children perished.
A journalist must stick to the basics of reporting: who, what, when, where, how and why? These are the questions that the international community must also answer prior to running off half-cocked over this ‘red line crossed’ moment.