Re "U.S. lays out case for striking at Syria" (Page A1, Aug. 31): Americans are distraught over the Syrian internecine fighting and now the introduction of chemical weaponry. Intervention is both supported (to punish the use of chemical weaponry) and opposed (for new involvement in war). Whatever course taken will be condemned by someone.
Why not fully involve, with total financial support, a third party -- the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian movement. All parties, in and out of the Middle East, respect this organization. We could assure ourselves whatever could possibly be done would have the best chance of success if given to this impartial Middle Eastern version of the Red Cross. And we would be conscientiously home free with all parties satisfied the U.S. acted for everyone's best interest.
-- Sydney Fink, Folsom