Re "Obama's strange strategy on Syria: A desert farce?" (Viewpoints, Sept. 4): Would a bank robber publish his intentions? Tell what bank, the address, time of day and what weapon he was going to use? Of course not. People would consider him an idiot with no common sense. It's the element of surprise that the bank robber is counting on.
So why would President Barack Obama tell the media all the specifics of how he wants to deal with Syria? Where's our element of surprise? Better yet, where's Obama's common sense.
-- Kathryne Redfern, Grass Valley