Tom Graves: Another No on Syria

From a press release:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:

“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.

“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”

8 comments

  1. xdog says:

    While it pains me to agree with Grifter Graves he does make the valid point that the Syrian rebels aren’t necessarily our friends. Assad may not be much but at least we can do business with him.

  2. John Konop says:

    I hope and pray both sides play it straight to the facts like this situation in the future as well. I think what will happen is Syria will agree to inspections and we will declare victory. The interesting part will be to see how the policemen of the world crowd reacts.

  3. Rick Day says:

    I fail to understand why Rep Graves is not trusting of our military. He makes it sound like POTUS drew up the plan while on the crapper. I’m SURE he has had plenty of DOD input on this issue.

    This is an issue of the United States, generally. It is not an issue about President Obama personally.

    Curious, if Obama had come out publicly against military action, how would the GOP had reacted?

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