The US waited to enter world war 2 until it affected us personally. Same with the world war 1. World war 3 is here now. How will history see the US, as a defender of the attacked people, or weak and fearful of the attackers. Look we are involved. We are sending arms, we are sending intel, we are giving advice, we are giving money, the only damn thing we are not giving is our own ability to save lives. I was a US military man, I served in two branches of the US military. There are things we believe in and the stopping the slaughter of the defenseless is one of those things. Look back at history and see when the US intervened in a conflict. Will we wait until all the women and children are killed and driven out? What is our goal? If we want to save lives how do you say we need to wait because the future life saved is more worthy than the lives of the dead children happening now. It is easy to give support from a world away when our kids are not dying, when our elderly are not going hungry starving to death. The US is a world leader willing to stand up, or we are not and need to stand down. Now we find out where the real spine of the US is.