What others say: What next in Syria?


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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    Every war is our war. Our world is too inter-connected to think that we can live in isolation. The question is what to do about it. The first priority is to take the high road of doing what is in the long-range interest of freedom and and democracy in the world--not necessarily what is in our short-range economic or political interests. If we are seen as the friends of honest people against tyrants, we win.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 8, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    Ummm... No. Western nations need to be supportive, but lets be real clear. This is a problem that needs to be resolved by Arab people. It needs to be an Arab solution, enabled by the Arab people. That is the only way we will get ourselves extracted from the Zionist label we find ourselves branded with because of over 600 years of Christian vs. Muslim battle.

    Support, but don't lead.... period.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Dec. 8, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    Syria is another point where we, as a country, can either be seen as unconcerned about our fellow humans' terrible pain, or willing to explore the possibilities to reduce suffering.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    Our record of achieving a good outcome (at great cost to the US tax payers) in these situations is not good. South Korea and Bosnia were ok, but in Somalia, Viet Nam, Libya, Egypt, Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran and North Korea we have not brought about improvements. Stay out of Syria.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 7, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Let's sit this one out, and take care of our own problems.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Dec. 7, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    We should not get involved but I have a feeling that Obama will adopt the war mongering policies of Bush.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 7:49 a.m.

    Heaven no! We shouldn't get involved in Syria!

    They have a right to do what they want in their country.

    They have their issues to deal with and we have plenty of our own to deal with. Mommy Sam can't go around the globe trying to discipline and teach everyone while her own house is on fire (or falling off a fiscal cliff).

    Let Syria have it's own autonomy just like how we value our own. Let them resolve their own issues.