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.


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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