I can’t see how anyone could listen to both John Kerry’s presentation and then the President’s and fail to agree with his decision to impose consequences on Syria.

The President asks, “What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?  What’s the purpose of the international system that we’ve built if a prohibition on the use of chemical weapons that has been agreed to by the governments of 98 percent of the world’s people and approved overwhelmingly by the Congress of the United States is not enforced?”

Yes, we have a lot to worry about if we go ahead with this.  But how can we not?

My guess is that at least some of those who oppose this action have not taken the time to listen to the case as they laid it out.  Then again, I’m old enough — and just barely wise enough — to know that some of you, having listened carefully, likely will somehow reach a different conclusion.  I hope you will share your thoughts.



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