Re "Obama lobbying for Syria strike support" (Page A10, Sept. 6): It is disturbing that the United States thinks that military action is needed while the rest of the world takes a step back. The death of thousands is horrible and it should not be tolerated, but who should we support?
Syria's civil war is not something that requires our involvement. The factions involved all hate the U.S. and we will be hated even more by the people in the Middle East. Instead of military action, the U.S. should take humanitarian action. It should support those countries that have taken in refugees and the refugees themselves.
We should gather the world to help provide relief for the people of Syria who flee the war zone. We should help reunite families, and coordinate their resettlement if necessary. That is what a world leader should do, not beat the drums or rattle the sabers. I, for one, would support that role 100 percent.
-- Phoebe Crais, Sacramento