President Obama was given a Noble peace prize untested. The committee in Stockholm might want to rethink that endowment to a new President whose country was already involved in two wars.
Don’t get me wrong. Obama is better than most men might be given the world around us. I remember John McCain singing “Bomb,bomb,bomb/Bomb bomb Iran” blithely. I wish Obama could have had the presidency he wanted, not what was presented to him in an undercurrent of racism and turmoil. I think he has exhibited much grace under situations that might not have prompted other presidents to be so polite or seemingly forgiving.
So here we are with another impossible decision. I support the President. I do not support bombing Syria where more innocent people are likely to be killed while politicians posture. Is there a good war? That question was posed once on a bumpersticker of a car ahead of me on the highway. I’m glad I am not president. We hope Obama still values his peace prize and factors it into his decision.