Bork Obunga hasn't.
Firing cruise missiles avoids exposing pilots to Syria's air defense system, which is large though mostly outdated. Breaching the air defenses would probably involve numerous aircraft and would entail significant risks to pilots.
Whatever - I strongly don't want this to happen.
State/Nation = War.
I'm 24 years old, I live with my five brothers and three sisters and my parents. I work in a company for computers. My two married brothers, who used to live in their own houses, decided to come and join us with their children. We as a family thought we should be together in case a war broke out. [...]
Practically we are working, but we earn nothing. I hardly can cover my expenses but can give nothing to my family. [...] Before the events, there was micro buses that were used by common people, but now they have disappeared because of the checkpoints and because they were for long distances. You have to take a taxi all the time if you want to go anywhere. Taxis are so expensive, and the Syrian lire is losing its value day by day. [...]
For the children, no child goes to kindergarten, as kindergartens are shut down. For primary schools, all pupils who live nearby their schools, they can go to schools and they are accompanied by their parents. Most of the pupils in secondary schools have gone to Egypt or Jordan to complete their studies or to Europe.
We take the children to the nearby park to spend some time and head back home. There are only a few places now in Damascus that you can go to entertain yourself. Shops are open if you want to buy clothes or shoes or food.
The Damascus resident says "We expect the US attack soon":
We will be so happy if the US and UK attack Syria. I believe the US and British army would attack all the regime's defences as well as some positions of the [Free Syrian Army]. They are not happy with all the fighters who are working with FSA. [...]
I think any attack would be launch by US and UK will be for the interest of the Syrian people. Any new regime coming to Syria wont be worse than what we are going through now.[...]
We are preparing ourselves for the war. We believe the war would be against the government not the Syrian people. We have bought lots of tinned food and pickles and gas tubes in fear there will be shortage. We bought lots of bread still we are worried power will go off and all the food will be rotten.. We do not expect the war to last for more than two to three weeks. [...]Guardian Live blog
I sort of wish our government would ignore Syria for a while.
Remember, we need to approval of the UN before we can act, AND we need to have been attacked.
Well, you're right, of course, as far as the legality of it goes.
Haven't we had enough yet?