Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 | 2:03 a.m.
I would like to make an analogy about our interest in Syria, hoping that perhaps a few people might see the folly going on right now with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
What would happen if the largest city in America were plagued with two powerful gangs? I am equating these two gangs with the factions battling in Syria.
The actions of these two gangs make the rest of the people very uncomfortable. These gangs have no sympathy for peace-loving people. What would happen if the police department in this large city found out that one of the gangs killed a bunch of people in the other gang using unfair tactics? Yes, I am equating this to the chemical attacks in Syria.
Would the police, seeing this act, immediately feel that they should help the other gang?
In Syria, we have two “gangs” who do not like America or Americans very much, but they love to intimidate us and to fight each other. For me, it’s a very close comparison.
For Obama and Kerry to try to convince us that it is our duty to take sides in a fight where we have no business takes away much of their credibility.
I side with those who feel that what America does will make little difference. But the manner in which the Obama administration may create and then mismanage this crisis will, alas, cast a long shadow on America’s role in the world.