Not worth one more American life
We should do nothing in Syria. Because of the successes the Assad forces have had in recent months, I believe the rebels attacked their own people with the chemical weapons to suck us in to this civil war! It is not worth losing one more American life fighting with Muslims. I supported the Afghan and second Iraq wars and those were a mistake!
Greg Cheney, Colorado Springs
Muslims fighting Muslims
If we go into Syria, we will again give the Muslims a reason to unite their hatred against the U.S. If we hit Syria, do people think they will just sit there and not retaliate? Then what would we do - put troops on the ground? It is Muslims fighting Muslims. Let the Middle East solve their own problems. We have sacrificed enough with our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, let alone the billions of dollars that could better be spent at home. Read where this weekend when our legislators met in Washington, D.C., that neither the president, vice president, or secretary of defense were in attendance. Shame on all of us to even conceive of another war. God help us!
Barbara Liontas, Colorado Springs
Let nations solve own problems
How should we respond to Syria? I think we should make a formal complaint at the U.N. Security Council. We should give food and medical assistance. The USA should not use force of any kind in or on Syria. Basically, our politicians have not learned a thing from our last two wars in the Middle East. And what is more important than solving our USA home problems? What is wrong with letting the Middle Eastern nations solve their own problems? And last but not least, why does Washington refuse to hear the USA citizens?
Does our opinion matter?
Rod Albertson, Colorado Springs
Wait until they redeploy missiles
We should stop talking about what we are going to do. We should wait until they redeploy the missile launchers and generally come out of hiding. Then, we should bomb the crap out of all military targets and then, deny the whole thing. "Bombs, what bombs?"
Americans are war weary
The first and most important excuse for war is defensive. We have not been threatened.
Secondly, we must properly declare war if we are to adhere to our Constitution.
Third, the war should have just cause and right intention. Who is the enemy here? Bully A or bully B?
Fourth, it should be the last resort when all else has failed.
Fifth, the objectives should be limited and unchanging.
Sixth, it shouldn't be a war without end as all of our wars seem to be now. Seventh, the civilian population shouldn't be harmed.
We can't afford another foreign war; we are broke and borrowing from China.
Our young men and women are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, with more problems than we can treat. We are war weary.
Are we the policeman of the world? I think not. This does not meet the criteria for war.
June Heimsoth, Colorado Springs
Why commit money we don't have?
While every life is precious, there are more than 1,400-plus people who die on America's highways every week. So, why commit money we don't have and put our troops in harm's way for 1,400 people killed in a civil war? I don't remember seeing anything about Syria getting involved in our civil war. America cannot afford to be a world policeman. Let them fight their own battles!
Ray Hawley, Colorado Springs
Beware of flier criminals
Over the past 10 days, two homes in our southwest Colorado Springs neighborhood have been burglarized. Beware this scam: Two guys, ringing door bells, door to door, handing out fliers. Unfortunately, ours was the first house on the block they came to where no one was home or there was not a barking dog to deter them.
If you see fliers in your neighborhood, get one and confirm that it is for real, and if not, call the police. In our case, we're guessing that these criminals found a flier in the neighborhood, made copies and used those - the business was actually legitimate, but the guys using it certainly were not.
On a personal note, along with jewelry, cash, and our car, these scumbags took a small box containing my father's ashes, which are probably now in a trash can somewhere because they had no value to them.
Kathy Carson, Colorado Springs