My heart goes out to the Syrian people who are being killed, and I pray that the violence there would end soon. But I must note that the political rhetoric coming out of Ambassador Susan Rice’s mouth is a bit appalling. For one, to say that Russia and China have blood on their hands for vetoing the UN resolution conveniently ignores the fact that opposition groups the U.S. and Western nations have supported are just as bad or possibly worse than the ones deposed. Amnesty International has recently reported that there is widespread torture in Libya today by the freedom fighters that NATO backed. The Egyptian military who receives aid and training from the U.S., continues to torture its citizens as well. And now that U.S. troops have withdrawn from Iraq, Maliki ordered a wave of arrests, encircled ministers’ homes with tanks, and quickly consolidated power in the same fashion as Saddam Hussein. Many believe Iraq is now on the verge of a civil war. This is after hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths have already resulted from the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 as reported by Lancet. It is clear that something must be done to end the violence. But using charged political rhetoric to justify another invasion in order to install another dictator is the height of irresponsibility.