Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI):

In regards to bombing the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, this passage [from George Washington] is more pertinent: “We may choose peace or War, as our interest guided by justice shall Counsel.”

What has been happening in Syria is truly a human tragedy. The nation has been torn apart by civil war. Tens of thousands have either lost their lives or been driven from their homes. It is without a doubt that Assad is not a friend of ours.

However, it has also been made clear that those who oppose him have direct ties to al-Qaeda. Whoever wins this war will not be affectionate toward the United States.

It might be profitable also to fully critique the President’s reasoning, only he hasn’t articulated any.