I have a great idea about what to do if Syria crosses Obama's so-called "red line" and is proven to have used biological weapons in their civil war... Since we are only one of 196 countries in the wold, I think somebody else should take on the banner of interfering in other countries' civil wars, and on drawing red lines, lines on the sand, or any other lines.
I suggest that the Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Marshall Islands put together a "coalition of the willing" to take on the Syrian government if or when it is confirmed they've used chemical or biological weapons against the opposition.
There are a few practical reasons for this. After over a decade of phony wars which transferred hundreds of billions of dollars to military industrial complex war profiteers, I think these criminals should still have a little bit of that money in reserve; I don't think they're about to go broke just because we take a little break in our path to perpetual wars to feed their unquenchable greed.
And speaking of criminals, after the horrendous war crimes committed by the Bush Administration, some of which have been documented by the Center for Constitutional Rights in the report "Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay," and after drones strikes (which accelerated under the Obama administration) have "killed 2,562-3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474-881 were civilians, including 176 children," (according to a joint study by Stanford University and NYU), why get involved in more killing now? Let's take a break; a breather at least, for God's sake.
Some say "Oh Lord, do you expect the mighty and benevolent United States of America to standby while these horrendous chemical weapons are used a the Syrian despot against his own people?" I get it; I'm indignant as well. That is awful. And that's why I will demand and expect that the Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Marshall Islands form a coalition and do something about this, pronto.
I just think that after having been responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people just to find ways of transferring hundreds of billions of dollars to a very tiny group of war profiteers, and after having engaged in war crimes at a massive scale, we just need to take a little bit of a break. Just a breather.
There are also other practical reasons to take a break from wars-for-profit one of which is that the VA has a huge veterans benefits backlog, with the "number of veterans waiting more than a year for their benefits had increased more than 2,000 percent under President Barack Obama." As it is, about 200,000 veterans have waited between one and two years for their benefits.
So yes, we're maxed out for now. Let these other countries handle this one.