Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Two questions: Why does the leadership of this country insist on being the policeman of the world, and what could sending U.S. missiles into Syria possibly do to halt the ongoing bloodshed?
Syrian President Bashar Assad seems to have no intention of stepping down, and U.S. military involvement is certain to further polarize ill feelings and perceptions about America in an already deeply troubled region. So what justification is left? “Punishing Assad” for what could possibly be a most egregious error — such as was made with Saddam Hussein and his “weapons of mass destruction?”