First up: What in God's name is the President thinking? Among other things, he is basing his rhetoric on the backs of American Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. Is this a good use for our armed forces? Are the handful of Syrian casualties a good enough reason to lose potentially large numbers of our warfighters? Are we prepared now to add chemical injury to the list of war wounds inflicted upon our troops?
I am deeply suspicious of how the Syrian chemical attacks came to be. How did Damascus obtain the chemicals, and where did its scientists learn to weaponize them? Who is the presence behind the curtain, doling out weapons and whispering advice? In which accent speaks the voice? Is it, perhaps, Russian?
More ominously: Is this a setup? Observe how the international community is ordering itself, and notice how Russia and China are aligned. How likely is it that these megapowers - whose true relationship was hotly debated within CIA during the Cold War - finally have found their most Useful Idiot? Did one of them, or both, bait an unpopular and weak American president into firing the opening salvo of a third world war?