The Lower East Side
I think Obama fucked himself when he said what he did [about chemical weapons being a red line]. It forces him to do something even though no one really wants to. Obviously there’s a lot of shit happening over there, but no one wants to get involved, especially other countries. Other countries can sit back and have us deal with things. I wouldn’t like it if we started bombing, but I wouldn’t protest against it like I did with Iraq. Of course, I was so much younger then.
I don’t see what Syria has to do with us. I know there were chemical attacks, but come on. I’m sorry, but doesn’t that stuff happen all the time over there? Aren’t dictators always killing their people? Why is this any different than all the times we didn’t talk about war? Why does it not matter when you kill people with guns instead of chemicals? Our government wouldn’t care if it was somewhere without oil. You didn’t see any attempt to stop Rwanda.
The Port Authority
No. Obama already said he wouldn’t send troops there—”boots on the ground”—so anything would just be some kind of pointless missile strikes that will only kill innocent people. I know innocent people are dying there already, but bombs won’t solve that. This isn’t a question. If doing something might change things, then it would be worth discussing, but nothing would change except that people would die.
I have to say no, but it feels very difficult to say no. No one ever wants war, but this doesn’t feel like Iraq, when it was obvious that Bush wanted to go to war, and that’s why it was happening. I don’t think Obama wants to attack anyone, and I don’t think anyone else wants an attack. But all those people have been killed there, and to do nothing feels bad.