Notes from ABC interview with U.S. Senator Risch, who voted no on Syria resolution:
Senator Risch: “We’re talking about using the might and power of the U.S. military... I don’t view this as a matter of national security... had [Syria President] Assad used chemical weapons against any American ... or allies [names Israel], this would have been a no-brainer for me”
Risch continues: “Chemical weapons do not meet international norm but remember this isn’t first time this happened... [Assad] has been using for 14 months... Saddam Hussein used it on his own people, Kurds, Iranians... U.S. and international community didn’t rise up... that’s not an excuse... it’s a really, really bad thing to do... the question is what should response be and by who”
Excellent point. Thank you for posting.
Sometimes the lesser-known legislator’s remarks get overlooked. We only hear from the camera hogs and those who fit the media/regime narrative.
Risch (who I’ve never heard of before) sounds intelligent and reasoned.
IMO, mass murder, genocide, torture (which includes the use of chemical weapons) are always bad and worthy of a response, but that response doesn’t have to be a military one. Especially when it’s one of our enemies committing atrocities against another of our enemies. Our resources are not unlimited. Personally, I’m saving ammo to defend and protect friends and family, not one thug beating on another thug.
s. Maybe we could send Jesse Jackson to frown on this behavior. /s