President Obama last Saturday declared that he would authorize military action against Syria...if Congress signed off on it. Thus setting up a national debate as to what role the U.S. (and the world) should play in the civil war going on in Syria. Well, if our political leaders are going to debate over it, I figured we should take a vote on it ourselves (see the poll above). Forum members are also free to chime in with their own thoughts on the subject, though standard Cafe rules for political threads apply here: The Rules: 1) A discussion should most of the time not be more than "Post, Response, Reply to Response" as we don't need ongoing debates between two individuals that overtake the thread. Also, no picking apart someone else's post with a line by line reply over each point made in the other person's post. Pick one or two parts of the post to quote in your response, and that's it. We don't need a drawn out idealogical debate: You can believe what you want, and others can believe what they want, but realize that you probably won't be able to change their minds. 2). Name calling or belittling other forum members will not be allowed. Do not denigrate supporters of one side in this debate. Do not denigrate a state that passes legislation you don't agree with. This is TROLLING or flamebait and may result in a warning or being banned. You can express your displeasure without resulting to name calling. 3). Do not respond to flamebait or troll posts yourself!! Report the offending posts and let the moderators do their job! This thread will be CLOSED if repeat violations occur, and warnings will be issued for violations as warranted! 4). About political cartoons- If you want to post more than one in the same post (or more than one on the same day), put them in spoiler tags. It makes it easier for people to navigate the thread. Comments?!?