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Published: Friday, May 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I have not looked in depth about the issues in Syria. So, I will reserve judgement.

However, in any potential conflict, we need to take a carefully measured approach.
Getting involved militarily should be the absolute last resort.

And lets figure out how to PAY for it if we find it necessary to go to war.

I wonder how many in our Congress would make different decisions if they had family who would be deployed. Or, if we had to raise taxes to pay for it.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Next war everybody pays cash upfront to pay for the war to balance budget. The tea party approach requires a special tax for war.

ronnie
sandy, utah

"If you intervene, it can be very tough. If you don't intervene, it can also be very tough." I might add if you do a pre-emptive attack it will haunt you and stain your country's reputation for years to come.

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

It seems to me that the people who are the most anxious for us to attack other countries are the same people who cry the loudest about the deficits.

I agree that rather than defer the cost to future generations we need to have a tax increase for the associated costs like three trillion for Iran.

I find it to easy for old people sitting in congress to send someone elses children to fight in foreign lands when their own children are in prestigious colleges.

I think a national draft would discourage people wanting us to attack other countries if perhaps their own chldren might be involved in the fighting.

Also I question the sincerity of the "We support our troop" bumper stickers. Has Salt Lake City or any other major city in Utah had a welcome home parade for our troops?

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