Monday, October 22, 2012

It doesn't matter what you feel about war.

War will be had. No matter who is in office.

I think tonight's debate is more important than anyone thinks. Despite everyone saying that Americans don't pay that much attention to foreign policy. I'm pretty excited about the debate actually. Because anyone with a twitter feed can know exactly what is going on in Syria. In fact, no one on earth can claim they don't.

If they don't - it's because they don't want to. It's horrible. It's cruel. It's torturing children and men shackled in hospitals. Pictures for everyone to see. Impossible to mistake for propaganda. It's the reality. Even I am still routinely shocked at the amount of sheer depravity. Bodies constantly... just mangled.

Having said that - what happened to our ambassador makes me want to drop a bomb on someone. Americans want to feel safe in other countries. If we can't even keep our ambassadors can average Americans feel safety?

For the last year I've felt we can not afford to go to war. I stifle my feelings about the citizens of that country. I vacillate through not wanting to be the worlds policeman. Yet wonder how a society can resolve itself with he horror of what is going on in Syria. In 20 years, what toll will we pay for turning a blind eye? When the world just looked away.

The people there can't believe no one is coming to help them. But then people in Iraq were praying for someone to come help them too. And all that got us was a big fat stick in the eye.

At any rate it doesn't matter what any of us think. Syria is provoking it's neighbors. One of which is a member of NATO. An attack on one is an attack on all. Remember?

And you can't expect the neighboring countries to keep tolerating and feeding the refugees in camps on the border countries. I mean, that is a humanitarian problem.

So it will be interesting how this whole debate thing shakes out.

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