Re "Bera not sold on airstrike in Syria" (Page A1, Sept. 6): Before the members of the House and the Senate take a vote on Syrian airstrikes because of the president's "red line" in the sand, they should consider this: Will the airstrikes conclusively end the bloodshed that is taking place in Syria? Will the airstrikes resolve all conflicts in the Middle East and bring about a peaceful resolution in the region allowing refugees to return to Syria?
If President Barack Obama can absolutely guarantee this, then a "yes" vote would be appropriate.
However, if an airstrike will embolden Bashar Assad to launch missile strikes on neighboring countries and the Syrian people, or result in the death of more of the Syrian people and people in neighboring countries, then they should definitely vote "no."
Let your elected officials know how you feel about this.
-- John Reven, Sacramento