Syria – to engage or not to engage

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.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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