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
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.