If the goal of the United States is discouraging the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and aiding or kick-starting the peace process, then bombing Syria in response for use of chemical weapons in their civil war makes no sense.

My suggestion would be to place armies of aid workers at every border crossing with the aim of helping every Syrian citizen who desires to be out of danger to find a life in another country or in a refugee camp awaiting repatriation once the warring factions inside the Syrian border have exhausted themselves.

Surely this is no more naive than what President Obama currently offers.

Greg Boardman, Lewiston

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