For the last few weeks the United States and the World has been debating on whether or not to take action on Syria, as condemnation of their use of chemical weapons on the Syrian Rebellion and their own civilians.
The debate within the United States has been vocalized by the public and Senators around the country. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said on CNN’s “Crossfire”, that the U.S. cannot appear as allies with the Al Qaeda whom we are engaged in a constant battle with abroad. Sen. Paul is making this statement due to the fact that it is known that Al Qaeda is supporting and fighting with the Syrian Rebellion against the Syrian Government. By taking action against the Syrian government would appear that the United States is “siding with an opposition force that has extremist elements and ties with Al Qaeda.”
Additionally, as CNN reports, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey argues the opposite side to Sen. Paul’s statements. He argues that by not taking action against the Syrian government for use of chemical weapons would essentially send a message to Iran and North Korea to not head to the lines drawn by the United States and the world.
Both are valid arguments, which side would you support?
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