Veterans For Peace continues to strongly oppose U.S. military intervention, whether direct or indirect, in the civil war that is currently raging in Syria.
President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation failed to provide a compelling argument for intervention and left many basic questions unanswered and set justification for intervention squarely on logical leaps and counterfactual fallacies.
It is a logical fallacy to say, as the President did, that U.S. military inaction will embolden other dictators into “acquiring poison gas[es], and using them.” It is a leap to say that U.S. military inaction will create conditions for “al Qaeda [to] only draw strength in a more chaotic” Syria. We reject the President’s assertion that it is in the national security interest of the United States to intervene in Syria, and we reject the implication that military might is by default an effective response to atrocities abroad.
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