The cost of this war may be paid for by more kids being thrown off of Head Start, senior citizens being thrown off ‘Meals on Wheels’ programs, educational programs being cut.
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.
By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003
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.