(quote) Marianne-100218 said: What are you meaning by "I am OK sending my son into Syria," when you just
explain what a mess it is? Obama isn't God that you have to follow him.
I mean exactly what I said. I am ok with my son (who is active spec ops training) to be sent into Syria on order of the President. BTW, I have another son who is also active USAF and in about a year I will have a third in the Marines who wants to fly Apaches.
If it would help put things into perspective, go see the movie "Gladiator" or more recently "Act of Valor" and pay attention to the fundamental underpinnings.
You may ask, why not you, why your son? Well, he's perfectly capable and I got his back here. Would you back me, and more so back up my son and the President's decision too?
Normally, we give way too much honor and respect for thugs in the world who hide behind "diplomatic immunity" and do dishonorable and most heinous deeds to their own. Just think Khadafi. No need to go further back.
As a lady, what would you think of others if your husband (when married) was utterly abusing you AND most all of your children and they, the neighbors, or passers-by (or greater powers)just shrugged their shoulders and said: it's their mess. The bigger the mess, the more reason to act.
I could care less how the mistreated sopuse(s) or her offspring thought of my son for stepping in. Will we come out without potential loss. Not likely. Every such action carries a price.
Why send MY OWN SON? Indeed it is a mess there.
Indeed, why does a father send his own son?
Would my son and others be in harms way? Definitely! It was such 2000 years ago and it remains true today.
Well, my son is properly formed to serve and protect. It is clear to me there is cause for his service to be applied. Why make us watch this shenanigans? Are there unruly children? Sure. Will they like or hate? Shrug. But you deal with that after imminent danger is resolved.
Don't expect me to stand by when so many thousands, tens and hundreds of thousands are being slaughtered, beaten or displaced on the other side of the pond.
I say: Mr President, just say the word. I am sure that there are men prepared to execute.