September 2, 2014

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Should the United States become militarily involved in Syria's civil war?

Let us consider some general points concerning war, points that will serve as a backdrop for answering the question posed in the title above.

First, some say, “War never solves anything.” There is some truth to this notion, but it is largely untrue. If we had not had the Revolutionary War, we would still be British citizens. If we had not had our Civil War, we would still have slaves. If we had not stood up to Germany and Japan, we would be wearing swastikas and symbols for the rising sun.