Re "Congress must step up on Syria crisis" (Editorials, Sept. 3): Last evening at dinner in our senior facility, the subject of the proposed strike on Syria was addressed. All eating together were seniors, two women and five men, two of the men World War II veterans. The vote was unanimous -- all disapproved. We agreed that the United States has no right to intervene in a civil war that is not endangering our people, nor our nation.
No other nation has been at war more often than the U.S. over the last 200 years. We contend our warring nature is purer than anyone we wage war against, yet it seems we have chosen the U.S. to be the terrible swift sword of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Is warfare the natural state of our nation? Is peace an anomaly?
-- Joe Sullivan - Roseville, Roseville