Even though the United States is hinting at a very limited strike against Syria, I think that the effort should go all the way to remove the Bashar al-Assad government from power.
Some of those opposed to an America-led attack say that it will make a bad situation worse by turning Syria into another Iraq. Well, I have news for those people: Syria is already another Iraq. If the rest of the world sits by and does nothing, that is when things will really get worse.
Then there is the claim that an America-led attack would lead to a wider war. I really do not see this happening. The Russians will not do anything to stop the Americans.
false war scare
As for Iran, they would not risk a war with the West. That country simply does not have the military capacity to handle that right now. Some think that Iran's proxies might attack Israel. That might be true. However, as we have seen repeatedly, Israel can take care of herself. She has no match in the region.
The Americans don't need to have boots on the ground to get rid of Assad. When the Libyan dictator was removed from power, the air superiority of Britain, France and America ensured that the rebels were able to defeat Gaddafi. American air superiority is all that the rebels in Syria will need to degrade Assad's forces. That would be enough to topple him.
This plan by the Americans to just deny Assad the means to use his chemical weapons does not go far enough.
MICHAEL A. DINGWALL