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Playing politics

vs. the long game

Consider Congressmen Tom Marino and Lou Barletta’s coming out in opposition to military action against the Assad regime in Syria. It seems yet another attempt to hamstring the president and thereby gain politically.

So, since movement of Vladimir Putin and Russia to resolve the crisis, will the representatives of the 10th and 11th districts in Pennsylvania now benefit? Putin was undoubtedly moved by the U.S. threat of intervention. Do Marino and Barletta have any wisdom to work with or are they merely political animals?

There is a tendency among congressional Republicans to thoughtlessly seek quick political advantage. It provides immediate gratification — a modern addiction. This feverish desire has raged for some time, to the detriment of cohesive national purpose.

All the while, Barack Obama has played the long game. He knows (shouldn’t more of us?) that what goes around eventually comes around; and he knows, more important, that right makes might … evidence of real wisdom and integrity.

Richard J. Yost

South Abington Twp.

Obama decides

correctly for once

Wow! President Obama decided to follow the Constitution on invading Syria, letting Congress approve it rather than just breaking the law.

Amazing! Can’t remember the last time that happened. Good for him!

I’m Marc Perkel - And I approved this message!

Marc Perkel

Gilroy, Calif.

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