Isakson: “No” On Syria Strike

From a press release:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.

“After carefully weighing this very important issue, I have decided that I will vote against the resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike in Syria.

“Over the past week, I have traveled my state and have talked personally to hundreds of Georgians. Thousands more constituents have contacted my office by phone and email. It is clear to me that Georgians overwhelmingly oppose our country getting involved militarily in Syria.“The administration’s lack of a clear strategy is troubling, and the potential fallout following a military strike is also troubling.”

13 comments

    • Three Jack says:

      John, why don’t you scold Senator Isakson as you do anybody else who appears to flip on an issue (he actually did, within 10 days…damn near an evolution record).

      Aug 31 – ‘If we fail to take strong action against Syria for this horrendous attack, then we are sending a signal to Syria as well as to Iran and North Korea that they are accountable to no one’ Highlighted headline from senator’s website — http://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=d320a1c9-1ece-4b6e-9e13-26007cac9916

      I’m glad Senator Isakson felt the pressure and ‘evolved’ so quickly. But at some point these guys need to be held accountable for their true beliefs which are usually expressed prior to focus groups and threat of being primaried.

        • Three Jack says:

          So John, you’re OK with your senator making a bold statement like he did, then doing a complete 180 in less than 10 days? Gotcha.

            • Three Jack says:

              John, you defended Senator Johnny Government who vehemently supported an attack 10 days ago, then changed his mind. You say he is “very bright and intuitive”. If so, then why didn’t he know the correct answer last week before the GA poll was released showing big time opposition by GA voters? The man you revere so much is playing politics with this issue.

  1. Dave Emanuel says:

    Senator Isakson has decided to vote NO for military action we can’t afford against an enemy we don’t have and kill people in the name of humanitarianism. Seems odd that the people of Georgia understood the folly of the proposed action long before the “well informed” members of the Senate and the House

  2. benevolus says:

    So our position now is that using chemical weapons is OK? Iran and N. Korea need feel no hesitation in stocking up?

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