Ripped from the Headlines, NYT.
WASHINGTON — President Obama has directed the Pentagon to develop an expanded list of potential targets in Syria in response to intelligence suggesting that the government of President Bashar al-Assad has been moving troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons while Congress debates whether to authorize military action.Really? Mission Creep before there's a mission?
50 sites is not enough..
Mr. Obama, officials said, is now determined to put more emphasis on the “degrade” part of what the administration has said is the goal of a military strike against Syria — to “deter and degrade” Mr. Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons. That means expanding beyond the 50 or so major sites that were part of the original target list developed with French forces before Mr. Obama delayed action on Saturday to seek Congressional approval of his plan.You can read the NYT article for yourselves.
We are twisting in the wind, with no direction and no purpose. Yet, we can ratchet up the violence and death rained from the American Sky and feel good about ourselves?
We have lost so much of our soul.
Some here have called for humanitarian efforts and diplomacy to get through this. Whether, you believe that is feasible or not it is much better than killing more innocents and embroiling us once again in the ME nightmare.
I waited for hours, for someone, a FP'r maybe?, to raise this issue. Well, I guess it's me.
No "Surgical Strikes".
No. Just No. Damn No.