Syria is in the news a lot right now. Many people don't even understand what's going on in Syria - you can go to this PBS Frontline story for a really good look at the situation. This might help eliminate some of the confusion you have regarding this subject. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-behind-the-lines/
Take a few minutes to watch this and it might help you better understand why this controversial issue is causing such a stir among politicians in the United States.