In Syria, just who are the good guys?

Over the past few weeks, we've been bombarded constantly by U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republicans demanding President Barack Obama start military engagement in Syria. In fact, for a while there it seemed like you couldn't turn on one of the 24 hour "news" channels (especially Fox) without seeing Senator McCain all but calling President Obama a coward.

Why wasn't he doing something when Syrian President Bashar Assad had used nerve gas, he kept demanding. Then, suddenly, reports surfaced that it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, who had most likely used the nerve gas.

Then just as suddenly, Mr. McCain disappeared. Poof!

So what happened? Could it be that Senator McCain loved to get up and blow hot air on camera when it was garnering him attention he wanted, but that now there are some serious questions to be asked that he doesn't feel like answering he's gone into hiding? What does that say about his character?

Let's all be thankful that President Obama didn't cave in to right wing Republican demands (again) and send a bunch of advanced weapons to terrorists who may already have gotten hold of nerve gas.

William Smith, Baltimore

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