When the massacres in Rwanda began there was a hue and cry for the U.S. to do something. That would have required an infusion of U.S. troops and logistics and would have been a difficult, dangerous undertaking, and so we ignored that request. It wasn’t our problem. And it wasn’t. A half million, maybe even a million people were slaughtered, but it was not our problem. We helped with the clean up, and salving wounds, but we didn’t lift a finger to keep people from being massacred. Was that a good decision? I don’t know. You tell me. You’re the isolationist. There’s a long tradition of isolationism in this country. It would have spared us a lot of trouble in Viet Nam. Then again less isolationism in the 1930′s might have spared a lot of innocent lives later.
So you can oppose intervention in Syria, but that does not free you from the moral implications. You just have to ask yourself if nerve gas massacres bother you or not. Me? I’m still on the fence.