Closer to home, there are mixed feelings about how the U.S. should address concerns about alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime. A number of protests were held across the Capital Region Monday. Erin Vannella was at a couple of them and has more.
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- "We don't want the U.S. to bomb Syria. There's not a good reason to do that," said Delmar resident Trudy Quaif.
"Makes no sense at all. We have no moral authority to do that," said Troy resident Bob Blackmon.
"I think that the option of bombing Syria is both immoral and strategically disastrous," said Albany resident Matt London.
The same day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggests Syria surrender its chemical weapons, demonstrators around the Capital Region plea for peace.
"It didn't work in Iraq. It didn't work in Afghanistan. It didn't work in Vietnam. Why are we getting involved in these wars that we have no business to?" asked Albany resident Alice Brody.
President Obama has said his intention behind a military strike in Syria is to send a message that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Demonstrators in the Capital Region say the end does not justify the means.
"Every car going by practically is honking in support against bombing Syria," said Brody.
"Is the collateral damage worth the lesson we might give the government in Syria?" asked Blackmon.
To them, there's got to be another way.
"We need to sit down at the table and talk to the parties involved," said Quaif.
"As far as I'm concerned, I think it needs to be humanitarian and diplomatic only, no military," said Albany resident Mari Metsuo.
"What does it say on the sign you're holding?" YNN asked Luke.
"Peace," he said.
"Is that what you want?" YNN asked again.
"Yes," said Luke.