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posted: 6/20/2013 5:00 AM

Syrian involvement ignores history

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What have we learned from the war-faring adventures of George W. Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq? What had he learned from LBJ's war-faring adventure in Vietnam? What must we now confront in Syria?

The current Administration is about to embark on another such adventure into the continuing devastation of our wealth in manpower and dollars with far worse consequences.

The decision to send military aid to the rebels will merely add fuel to the conflagration of another unwinnable war which will spread to the whole region.

Mark my words. Americans are on the wrong side of both the Sunni and Shiite populations. It's their civil war on multiple fonts.

We are regarded as invaders and a cash cow at best. Our president must recognize these truths. The war mongering of Sen. John McCain and the unrepentant mouthings of the neocons and the Republican war party are the ravings of those who've lost their marbles and care nothing about equality and justice, the common good, or even the present welfare of our country.

We must end their majority in the House at midterm, starting with Peter Roskam. Marion J. Reis


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