Re "Obama's strange strategy on Syria: A desert farce?" (Viewpoints, Sept. 4): Trudy Rubin's enlightening article clearly shows the contempt the establishment holds for the rest of America. Insiders have all the evidence they need to bomb Syria. How dare the president of the United States consult Congress about it?
Americans of all political beliefs -- by huge majorities -- are dead set against another war, a fact scrupulously avoided by insiders in all their debates. But members of Congress will hear from voters. Adhering to that pesky Constitution, which requires congressional approval of war, will really hold things up. Equally inconvenient is the assumption that in a democracy, the people have some input on our country's policies.
-- Gregg Matson, Elk Grove