Face it, whatever decision is made by U.S. Congress concerning action to be or not to be taken in Syria, it will not be embraced whole heartedly by the American public. Obviously no decision like this one has ever been fully embraced–not even the invasion of Afghanistan after the attacks of 9/11.
Really, I recall there actually being people at the time that thought that we should do nothing right after we were attacked. There are many people including politicians, small business owners, the economy (if it were a person and had a mind of its own), and parents of lost sons and daughters that might have changed their opinions if they know we would still be in Afghanistan in 2013. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left a filthy taste in the mouth of most people. It’s not shocking to see that almost 3/4 of the U.S people disapprove of a Syrian missile strike.
I have spoken with a number of former special operations members and when asked about us attacking Syria, albeit, only with missiles–each time I have received a resounding “Hell NO!”
What do I think? It doesn’t really matter what I think at this point and time. Every time that I have written an article and proposed a solution to a problem, this is the response: