Re "Putin gives Obama a chance to rethink his Syria strategy" (Viewpoints, Sept. 14): In her op-ed, Trudy Rubin's notes that some officials have held Syrian President Bashar Assad responsible for the gas attacks.
These officials include President Barack Obama and entire team. On Sept. 10, The Sacramento Bee reported that Germany's largest Sunday newspaper stated that their intelligence agency had intercepted communications in which Assad repeatedly rejected field requests to use chemical weapons, and that German intelligence officials had concluded Assad was not behind the Aug. 21 attack.
Although I believe war is not the answer to the use of chemical weapons, I would like more open discussion about these communications before our government makes further decisions based on the accusation that Assad is, in fact, responsible for the Aug. 21 attack.
-- Judy Reynolds, Davis