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he government of the United States isalways acting as the policeman of theworld as it seeks to “protect American interestsand her allies.” It was however, very goodnews for us on Tuesday when PresidentBarack Obama, announced that he would putplans for a military strike against Syria onhold.President Obama accused the governmentof President Bashar Al Assad of being respon-sible for a chemical attack against civilians just outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, onAugust 21. “No one disputes that chemicalweapons were used in Syria. The world sawthousands of videos, cell phone pictures andsocial media accounts from the attack,”Obama claimed.While many people understand andappreciate US policy of helping to protectinnocent people who are being killed by theirown governments, the USA is not at this time,in any position to take on the domestic issuesof other countries.The US has a very large public debt of $16.805 trillion. The wars in Afghanistan andIraq and increasing military expenditures havebeen the major contributing factors to our spi-raling debt. Our debt reminds us that ourresources are limited and is reflective in thatemployers in retail and restaurant sectors areonly offering low paying jobs. This puts manyfamilies below the Federal poverty level.In this type of environment we are unableto generate high-quality jobs and to make mat-ters worse; people are facing higher taxes,while states and cities are cutting back onsocial programs including health care and edu-cation.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, said alimited military strike to deter Syria fromusing chemical weapons would likely cost tensof millions of dollars, but if past experience isa guide, that number could be substantiallyhigher.A military strike against Syria would costmillions that could be used to fix our econom-ic and social problems.We claim to be dominant and almighty,yet as of January 2013, $5.6 trillion or about47 per cent of the debt held by the public wasowned by foreign investors, the largest of which were the People's Republic of Chinaand Japan at just over $1.1 trillion each.Forget any military strike against Syria;the American people need the resources.