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Dear Donald,

Yikes, I don’t even know where to begin. Not long after I posted my letter to you yesterday, I saw the news about your attack on Syria. You were quoted to have said “It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

So many people seem unsure of where to stand on the whole ordeal. It completely seemed to just come out of nowhere. Many people are pointing out how over the years you have made it explicitly clear that you thought that “Syria is NOT our problem” and how we “should stay the hell out of Syria”. Time and time again you appeared to express that you really though we should have nothing to do with Syria, yet yesterday it seemed you made a drastic switch on your stance in the whole thing.

You did say yesterday that your attitude toward Syria did change very much. Was it the deaths of children that made a big impact on your change towards Syria and Assad? “Chemical attack was so horrific in Syria against innocent people, including women, small children, and even beautiful little babies. Their deaths was an affront to humanity. These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated,” If this was truly the reason for the attack, I wonder if this reactionary attack was truly the best or most effective method to put an end to this. Especially seeing that your attack killed children as well.

I honestly hope that this was not just purely emotional, or perhaps just you attempting to flex your muscle and prove something.

While Senators McCain and Graham support your actions completely, Senator Paul felt that you should have consulted Congress. He is quoted to have said “While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked,”…“The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate.”

As always, I can only wait to see how things unfold…

Sincerely,
A Solicitous Citizen

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