Letter: Obama, Kerry misguided on Syria

  • Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Leave it to President Obama to cunningly distract the country from the scandals that plagued his administration for the past year with wanting to strike a sovereign country because its tyrannical leader has gassed his own people.

This would be the same man who opposed the Iraq war and former President Bush for going after another murderous tyrant who gassed thousands of Kurds. His excuse to invade Syria over the use of gas that killed 1,400 or more people is hypocritical at best.

To add insult to injury, Secretary of State John Kerry goes public with a great speech to invade another country, telling we the people that we should jump on board. This is the same man who went before Congress during the Vietnam War and charged that our military was committing atrocities in that country without providing evidence. He is the same man who was in that country for three months and put himself up for various medals and then when he returned to the U.S. turned protester against said war and had the audacity to throw his medals over the White House fence in protest. As a 100 percent disabled Marine Vietnam veteran, it’s my opinion that Kerry is a disgrace and is the wrong person to tell the American people that we should get involved in another country’s civil war.

As for President Obama, he has come out and placed blame on Congress and the world for making the red line. He said that he was simply relating to it as if his words had no consequences; nothing like accepting responsibility for your actions.

Gregory J. Topliff

Warrenville

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