Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 | 2:03 a.m.
Why is the United States bound and determined to attack Syria? I’m thinking about our country’s history regarding past atrocities.
When Pol Pot killed nearly 1.7 million of his own citizens, we were taking a nap.
When Idi Amin wiped out nearly half a million in Uganda, we were playing golf.
When the Tutsi/Hutu conflict occurred in Rwanda, we must have been watering the flowers.
When Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds ... well, we actually helped him with financial support and targeting information.
Why is the current situation any different from the above-named disasters? Why can’t we go to the movies or a ballgame and let Syria figure a way out of its own mess? Why can’t we spend the dollars an attack would cost to improve our highways or repair our bridges? Why can’t we keep our nose out of other people’s business?
I fully support defending our own country, but I do not believe we are responsible to be the world’s police.
Let the Arab nations finally take some responsibility for their own region. Stay away.