Whatever Congress may decide, a U.S. military strike against Syria will still be illegal, immoral and dangerous, even reckless in the region and around the world. Congress needs to say NO.
The last decade of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated what comes of war waged with poor planning. We cannot haphazardly enter another conflict with a sovereign nation.
By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003
Half a century ago, the keynote speaker Martin Luther King took to the Lincoln Memorial to speak truth to power. Today the keynote speaker is a black man who represents power.
Armed intervention by foreign powers in Syria will not bring an end to the present bloody stalemate. The priority should rather be to prevent the continuing escalation in the violence and the further disintegration of Syrian society.
It’s worth remembering that every leader of a civil-rights organization who spoke at the march was, at some point, under surveillance by the federal government.