I believe by your past comments that you are probably a President Obama supporter.
You wrote, "Unfortunately, those controls and limits tend to go out the door in times of war. Which is yet another reason not to allow our leaders to convince us to go to war in any but the most extreme situation."
Saddam Hussein used poisonous gas to attack his own citizens. President Bush was roundly criticized for the Iraq war. Part of the justification for the war was Hussein's dictatorial treatment of his own citizens.
Lately, we have heard both President Obama and SOS Hillary Clinton warn Syria that using poison gas is the line one cannot cross.
What happens if they do? Do we fight?