Re "Heated debate at Syria hearing" (Page A1, Sept. 4): The recent chemical attack by Bashar Assad is atrocious, and I believe we and the world need to do something about it. But it hurts me to say that I have no confidence in following the lead of this president. No one knows what he will do.
This is not about Republicans versus Democrats, but a president who has made a career of blaming others for his myriad of mistakes with the economy and foreign policy.
He sent out Secretary of State John Kerry one day to make a passionate case for immediate action, then the next day embarrassed him by changing his mind. On Wednesday in Sweden, he backtracked an entire year by saying he didn't set a "red line." This is a weak president, lacking in leadership, who is afraid to make a difficult decision without a scapegoat. He has succeeded in undermining all credibility for America no matter what the decision is. -- Raymond Webber, Rancho Cordova