Tired of “weary of war”

I’m tired of hearing that Americans don’t want to attack Syria
because we are “weary of war.”

There are many better reasons not to go to war.

If we weren’t war-weary, would we look around for some other country
to beat up on and expend our aggressive energies against? No, I
think we are better than that.

There are many better reasons not to attack Syria. One is that war
kills people. It’s too bad anyone is killing people there, but at
least we aren’t doing it.

If anyone says this wouldn’t be war, try to picture how we would
feel. Suppose Syria (or China, or whoever) decided to take out a few
of our buildings of military and governmental importance in Chester
County (along with the people in and near them) because they might be
stockpiling forbidden weapons. You can bet that would look like war
to us.

The Imperial Japanese Navy didn’t have any boots on the ground in
Honolulu, but Americans tended to think of Pearl Harbor as an act of

The reason not to go to war of our own volition is that it is wrong.

We don’t need to be tired of it to be against it.


About politicswestchesterview

Nathaniel regards himself as a progressive Democrat who sees a serious need to involve more Americans in the political process if we are to rise to Ben Franklin's challenge "A republic, madam, if you can keep it," after a passerby asked him what form of government the founders had chosen. This blog gives my views and background information on the local, state, and national political scenes. My career in higher education was mainly in the areas of international studies, foreign languages, and student advising, most recently at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, from which I retired in 2006. I have lived in West Chester since 1986.
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