U.N., not America, should punish Syria

I have been vehemently opposed to any intervention in Syria for many reasons. The horror of chemical weapons is more than deplorable. However, since such use is against international law, the United Nations, not the United States, must deal with this issue. Since the Security Council is totally impotent, this just shows what a sham the United Nations has become.

There have been other occasions in which chemical weapons have been used (e.g. on the Kurds), and we have turned the other cheek. President Obama is correct to ask for congressional approval to intervene, and I really hope Congress will refuse, as has the British Parliament. At least this will give Obama a chance to show that we are a democracy and that he has been overruled. Perhaps that is the only way he can “save face.”

Ginger B. Maiman