A folly of Syria

The American people are overwhelmingly against a Military strike on Syria and yet Obama and Congress insist on going against the will of the American People. There will be grave consequences.

The consequences will begin at the polls in November 2014. However the longer term consequences will be an alienation of the American people from it’s government. This is precisely what happened when the US engaged in a very unpopular war in Vietnam during the late 60′s and 70′s. America cannot afford to have it’s people alienated from it’s government anymore than it already is. The country has structural domestic issues which it must confront. These include jobs, wages, education, and children born out of wedlock. To divert America’s financial resources and political energy toward a war in which America has no vital strategic interest at this point in time is pure folly.

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