Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is now convinced the Assad regime is responsible for an estimated 1,429 deaths of Syrian citizens – including 426 children – with the use of chemical weapons last week in rebel-held or contested neighborhoods east of Damascus. But he believes any imminent retaliation by President Obama at this time would be unwise and unauthorized. “We shouldn’t just be attacking to be punitive,” Risch said in a telephone interview Friday. “I have real reservations about this… .What concerns me the most is where are we going with this?”/Robert Ehlert, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Should the United States be expected to retaliate against an evil regime that gasses its own people?