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U.S. should keep out of turmoil in Mideast

I supported President George W. Bush in Iraq and President Obama in Afghanistan hoping that we might actually help the people there. But after seeing how the crooked, incompetent and ungrateful governments can’t control the jihadists there, and how the Muslim Brotherhood gained control of North Africa after the Arab Spring, it’s obvious that whatever we do in the Mideast, the United States will be damned if we do or we don’t. So let’s be damned without sending any more money or weapons to the Mideast, and definitely not lose the lives of more American kids by being dragged into another war.

As far as the humanitarian aspect goes, does anyone believe that Bashar Assad would use gas after this uproar? Even Assad asked what sense it made that he ordered the first attack. What would tossing in a few missiles accomplish? And where was then-Sen. John Kerry, along with all of the others who demand that we stop the possible further gas attacks, after Saddam Hussein and his cousin, known as Chemical Ali, gassed the Kurds. That attack killed between 3,200 and 5,000 people and injured 7,000 to 10,000 more. Enough.

Dominic J. Verso

Williamsville