Civilized world best served by attack on Syria

A Sept. 4 letter writer implied that attacking Syria was not in the best interest of our country but mentions Iraq, which was in our leader’s best interest – oil, getting Saddam Hussein out of office because daddy didn’t get him out. See how well that worked?

Attacking Syria (limited) is not in the best interest of this country, it is the best interest of the civilized world. We should have done this before when Saddam used chemical weapons on the Kurds. Then Bashar Assad might have thought twice when he used sarin gas on the rebels and killed more than 400 children.

If nothing is done now, the next attack we could be burying American citizens, say, in the New York subways, or how about the Mall of America during Christmastime? What about a sarin gas attack on Israel? If nothing is done, be prepared for more of these attacks to occur.

This ban on the use of chemical weapons is an international agreement, not our agreement. The letter writer is wrong. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 does authorize said action. Sorry, but thems is the rules.

James Hoover