Best for U.S. to stay out of Syria

June 20, 2013 

President Barack Obama should stay out of Syria. Their civil war is between Muslim sects that don't trust or respect each other, and their hatred is just as intense against the United States.

The loss of lives in Syria, while appalling, is a product of this religious-based hatred. There are no civilians in any civil war, and this war is no different. The rebels have been just as brutal and inhumane as Syrian leader Bashar Assad and his henchmen, and our involvement will not stop the bloodshed.

If we must be involved, then let us work to protect our friends: Israel, Jordan and Turkey.

BILL GREULICH

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