U.S. involvement in Syria. It's a topic that piques the interest of people all around the world including here in Rockford.
One local political analyst weighed in on the matters during an interview with 13 News Reporter Matt Groves.
Here are something P. S. Ruckman Jr. had to say during the interview:
"If we engage in a limited strike or boots on the ground or anything in between, what isn't be talked about really is the possibility of a terrorist response here in the United States."
A very real concern Ruckman shares is what will happen if the U.S. makes a move. In an interview, Syrian leaders have said there will be retaliation of some sort if a strike happens.
President Obama doesn't think Syria has the power and resources, Ruckman is still concerned.
"Unfortunately I think that's a very serious, legitimate concern that's just not being discussed."
Despite those concerns, Ruckman sees traits of Former President Jimmy Carter in President Obama. He compares the two leadership styles based on a feeling of need when it comes to intervention.
"If we see systematic violation of human rights in the world and we can do something about it, we have a moral obligation to do something about it and I think that's Obama's view which I think is noble but not without its problems."
Problems that could involve more international scrutiny and questioning potentially bitter feelings toward America according to Ruckman.
"And lets say its clear you can do something about it and you do, that's not present here but lets say you do, even in that scenario then people are going to say who made you the world police? And when that same thing happens in country A, B, or C, are you going to go there as well?"
You can watch the full interview with Ruckman attached to this story.