"There you go again." Given our accomplishments in the Middle East, it seems we never learn from history, even recent history. No Mideast country has attacked us nor is preparing to attack us. Both sides in Syria hate America. We are about to launch a "limited military strike" on Syria in the name of national security. This will, inevitably, lead to exponential mission creep.
We are advised there will be no boots on the ground. Well, there will be boots in the air and at sea. More Americans will be maimed and killed. The risks will be substantial. We should continue to strengthen, defensively, our national security against independent terrorists and cease trying to police the world offensively.
Thomas A. Leek
Salt Lake Ãity