Political issues aside, everyone, this is what it's all about: the love for one another and the gift of human compassion. It would take lesser men with cold hearts, especially those who are not parents or are too caught up in themselves to not choke up on this one. I'm sure you remember Omran Daqneesh. Name doesn't sound familiar? Let's add a face to the name: Pretty sure you're familiar with him now. Now, a 6 year-old New York boy wrote a letter to President Obama asking him if he could bring Omran here, so he could live with his family. I'll let NPR pick it up from here. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ks-obama-to-bring-syrian-boy-to-live-with-him The article includes the transcript of Alex's letter, but I think it would be better shown not only by Alex himself, but by the letter outright. For those going on and on about the politics of Syria, hopefully this should make you step back, take pause, and realize that our children are watching what we do, how we act, and how we present ourselves to others locally and around the world. If only you could be like Alex, who appears have a sense of compassion, which appears to have been lost over the past 15 - 16 years. BL.