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Concerns Over Syria

KSAL Staff - September 3, 2013 8:18 am

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Representative Lynn Jenkins:

I am pleased President Obama announced on Saturday he will seek Congress’ authorization, as required under the Constitution, before engaging military action against Syria. As there is no immediate threat to our homeland, President Obama owes the American people the opportunity to have their voices heard, and a public debate must be had.

Earlier this week, I joined Congressman Scott Rigell and 114 of my colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the president reminding him of this obligation and urging him to bring this issue before Congress, so I am pleased by this news.

You can read the letter in full.

While the recent chemical attack on Syrian citizens is an atrocious crime, I remain unconvinced military action against Syria is in our nations best interest, and I plan to oppose authorization.

The United States of America cannot continue to act as the worlds police force in areas of the world where our help is not wanted. Even if opposition forces are willing to enter into a marriage of convenience in the short term, given what we know, we cannot and must not choose sides in this conflict and send Americas blood and treasure fighting on behalf of elements infected with Al Qaeda who do not like us, do not share our values, and mean to do us harm in the long term.

wallace white

September 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Ok great. Can we count on you to stop the legalization of illegal aliens in the US also?

Iggy p Daily

September 4, 2013 at 1:16 am

Why do we have to protect the world when we cannot protect our own people of the invasion from Mexico? Obama refuses to do anything about it but put his head where the sun does not shine. Let these other countries handle their own problems and we further need to stop sending money to them and use it here in our own country.

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