"The actions of the Syrian regime against its own people are heinous and go against all tenets of human decency. . . ."Our congressman has apparently already accepted as fact that the Assad government has gassed its own people. . . . But based on what? . . . John Kerry's say so? (A lot of Vietnam Vets wouldn't trust this guy.) Do we know for sure that rebel factions are not responsible?
Can this administration be trusted to give truthful and accurate information to Congress and the American People? Did a "You-Tube Video" cause the Benghazi attack? . . . I don't think so.
"The American people need to know that any potential action in Syria would help achieve clearly-defined, limited and attainable policy goals that further U.S. interests in the region."You said a mouthful there, Mr. Congressman! What "clearly-defined . . . policy goals" will be achieved? What U. S. "interests" will be furthered? Please identify the goals and interests to your constituents.
Can this administration be trusted to give a truthful portrayal of "policy goals"and "interests" to Congress and the American People? What "policy goals" and "interests" have been advanced in Libya? What "policy goals" and "interests" have been advanced in Egypt? Are they American "policy goals?" Are they American "interests?" It seems that the only goals and interests getting advanced have been those of the Muslim Brotherhood . . . which has led to slaughter of Christians and burning of churches.
No surprise here . . . when James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, essentially described the Muslim Brotherhood as a bunch of "good guys."
No surprise here . . . when the top aide to Fmr. Secretary of State Clinton, Huma Abedin, comes from a family steeped in Muslim Brotherhood. (How does someone with familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood get the security clearance for a top government position?)
Mr. Congressman, you are not nearly skeptical enough!