“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
In any case, clearly more Americans are opposed than for intervention, and it should be a consideration for Congress. But they represent us through elections, not directly on issues as they appear, and are generally more informed than we are, although some seem like idiots.
It's a delicate balance between representative democracy and an oligarchy of 435 leaders.
I dunno. Guess I'm just glad I don't have their job right now.
Who sold Saddam the chemical precursors to manufacture the gas? That would be the good old USA. If you want to assess blame, be precise and don't generalize. We were the scumbags behind the Iran/Iraq war and all those chemicals. No WMDs and the UN inspectors, remember Blix, stated that categorically, and also stated that they had unimpeded access. 9-11 had no link whatsoever to Iraq! Bush's war folly cost us over a Trillion dollars, thousands and thousands of dead and wounded wonderful GIs, and perhaps millions of dead, wounded, or instant refugee Iraqis to Syria. There is no justification for the Iraq War, just like Vietnam. Sometimes when you are recently out of the service, the truth begins to dawn.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - Total Failure
So much of Congressional voting comes down to, "do they NEED my vote for this, or can I vote against it to save face with *insert particular demographic here*." It's really nothing more than that.
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs