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Attacking Syria is a terrible idea
Attacking Syria is a terrible idea

President Obama is trying to drum up foreign support for a preemptive strike on Syria but he is not receiving much support worldwide ("Obama says most G20 leaders agree Assad behind chemical attack," Sept. 6). What is noteworthy is that for two years the Obama administration has stood by and watched and done nothing while more than 100,000 Syrians were killed in a civil war. But now, just because chemical weapons have been used by someone, Mr. Obama feels that crossed his "red line," and all of a sudden he wants to punish the Assad regime. Some in the Obama administration think that if the U.S. does not act, our country will be perceived as timid and weak, a country...