Written by Opinion Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:23 am
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To the editor:
The last time I read the Constitution of the United States under Section 8 the Congress shall have the power to declare war; that does not include the president of the United States. To the best of my knowledge the Congress has not used its powers since World War II. No nation or group such as the Security Council, NATO or the Arab League have suggested going to war with Syria.
When did the elected officials of the United States become the crusaders of the world to protect persons or nations who somehow indicate that the local government in power needs to be replaced?
Look at Egypt – the result is less than the stable government they had prior to the newly elected government. We now have the military and constant street fighting. Where is it going?
What about Libya – is a stable government in place? I don’t think so. We did lose our ambassador and three of our valuable citizens at the attack on our consulate at Benghazi. It is almost a year since the attack and we have had no resolution in the matter.
The question is, where are we going with the proposed attacks and what will the end result be?
Louis C. Ripa