Those who think like me are opposed to taking action in Syria. That is my knee-jerk reaction too, and no small part of that is the fact that it is something Obama supports. So naturally it must be bad.
It is bad, but so is not doing anything. There is a reason why nations are hesitant about using certain types of weapons. It is because they are banned, and that ban is only as good as the force to back it up. Kind of like when you tell your kid to clean up his room. He won’t if he knows nothing will happen if he doesn’t. Spare the rod, spoil the dictator.