Congressman Burgess’ Statement on Syrian Military Intervention
Posted by Bruce Harvie on September 06, 2013 | comments
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Congressman Burgess’ Statement on Syrian Military Intervention

Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) released the following statement in regard to President Obama’s request for authorization to use military action in Syria.

“Since the classified briefing on Sunday, it has been clear to me that taking military action in Syria would be a mistake.  Given reports that Al Qaeda has a significant presence among the Syrian rebels, it’s unclear that we have allies on either side in this civil war.  Additionally, it has become obvious that the administration has no long term plans on how to handle the situation.  Involving our military in this conflict would not be in our national interest, and I will oppose authorizing the President to act.”


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