Peter F. Jessen
To the editor:
While morally reprehensible, it is almost immaterial whether the Syrian government has unleashed chemical weapons upon its own women and children. We have not supported those supposedly more moderate forces which oppose it while 100,000 died by other means.
We therefore have already lost much of the moral high ground. There is no clear objective, even simply to punish the regime, let alone support — after finding — an opposition which will be demonstrably better for the Syrian people, other nations in the region or our interests.
The military budget has been cut in favor of free cellphones, supporting bankrupt companies, etc., leaving no funds to support such a mission.