I can't figure why some people find it so difficult to understand the significance of Assad's use of chemical weapons -- that makes this a brand new ballgame. It's not Iraq; it's not Afghanistan; it's not Libya -- it's not even Bosnia. We are the nation most able to ensure that Assad and others like him understand that there are things that cannot be done with impunity. The British can afford to play politics and cater to a constituency still reacting to being lied to by Tony Blair -- we should not. We were wrong to allow Hussein to use chemical weapons in the 80s; that does not mean we must be wrong again today.
Maybe, but thats not the point of the topic, which is the silence from the Hollywood libs. It's not as if they are in agreement with the President, because they aren't. They, like Asner are strongly opposed to an attack on Syria. The problem is that using their aged and increasingly irrelevant soapbox to rail against it means ripping Obama. I don't think it's so much a concern about seeming anti-black, but more of "I was an idiot because I supported Obama, and bashed Bush, and now it looks as if I was fooled by another politician."
Check out Asner, who implies his "wisdom", but here's a guy, who actually bought into the "hope and change" bit, as if he were some teen or 20 something that wouldn't know better..with respect, because he's vocal in his disappointment (no one is really listening) but I think many Obama supporters are embarrassed.
On your specific point, consider, we will more than likely kill at least 1400 innocent men, women and children if we start firing missiles and dropping bombs. And really, if you die from a nerve agent or from having your body ripped apart by conventional weapons, does it really make much of a difference? Your argument seems to say that had Assad killed 1400 innocents with explosives, we wouldn't care. And we wouldn't. If not for the chemical weapon use, he could go on doing his thing with no interference from Obama.
Theres no way we simply fire a few missiles and walk away. We can't even strike the chemical weapons themselves...if we do this, it will play out like our other engagements.