Like father, like son. Syrian leader Bashar al Assad certainly does his father proud with his government’s (regime’s) option to go ahead and gas civilians. While the opposition might be just as “corrupt” as the current Syrian leader, the move to openly use internationally-outlawed poisonous gas-laced weaponry on his own people certainly merits that his regime take on a stiff dose of their own medicine (i.e., U.S. tomahawk cruise missiles targeted on to Syrian military “assets”).
If we can believe President Obama that this is strictly limited in scope and of a short time span then the President’s decision to allow Congress to vote for a war measure seems destined to bear fruit.
There are no good choices here. The choice is really whether or not to uphold the international ban on poisonous gas-laced weaponry. It is a universally-recognized legal statute that has just recently been openly flouted by a third-rate tin-horn dictator.