Why is the United States involved in the Syrian civil war? The Assad regime has not attacked the United States, nor has Congress declared war on Syria.
There is no defensive — or for that matter even legal — rationale for a U.S. military presence in Syria. Whatever horrors of the Syrian civil war, American military adventurism makes them worse, not better. It perpetuates instability rather than bringing peace.
Donald Trump ran for president on a platform of reducing U.S. military meddling in other countries’ affairs. It’s time for him to follow through and order a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Our senators Cruz and Cornyn and representative Weber support the intervention. If you disagree, let them know.