This " Red Line " that may or may not have been crossed in Syria. Did they or didn't the regime use chemical weapons against its own people?
We're saying maybe.
Maybe? This is that ship in the Gulf of Tonkin. This is the alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This is what was said about that ship being blown up in near Cuba more than one hundred years ago.
Maybe's not good enough. Wars started by people surrounded by a bodyguard of lies are all too common. History is full of them. Suspicions that Syria used chemical weapons? Prove it. It's not hard to prove. The U.N. needs to do something. Not the U.S., the U.N. Go to Syria. Test areas in which chemical weapons are rumored to have been used. Any chemist will tell you, this is not a hard thing to do. If chemical weapons were used, there will be traces, a forensic trail of bread crumbs that gets staler and staler the longer we wait.
This shouldn't be a" maybe." It has to be an " it happened." It needs to be proved.
We can't keep getting into wars based on rumors, lies, and maybes. We owe it to the brave soldiers who fight the wars evil men start.