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posted: 9/11/2013 5:00 AM

Questions must be answered first

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The situation in Syria is difficult and unclear. Accepting the premise that the Assad regime used poison gas, our leaders must answer the following questions to the U.S. public before taking any action:

1. What will be the cost in U.S. lives and Syrian civilian lives?

2. What is the benefit to the U. S.?

3. Will this action remove Bashar Assad? If so, What regime will replace him? (Will they be U.S. friendly?)

4. Why won't the U.N. or our allies support this action?

5. What will be the lasting effect or long term result of this action?

6. What will be the immediate result?

7. Why must the U.S. be the worlds policeman? How much will this cost us? These are jus a few basic questions our president and Congress must resolve and answer to the American public before any action is taken. Isn't this what they were voted into office to do?

Robert W. Kuechenberg

Schiller Park

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