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7 September 2013, 8:23 am. 3 Comments. Filed under House of Representatives, Opinion, Politics, Republican, video.

As I mentioned on Facebook earlier this week, I appreciate all of your calls, emails, tweets, and messages on Syria. The Franklin, Clarksville, and DC offices are busy fielding calls and continue to take questions on the President’s request for the use of military force against the government of Syria. Please continue to voice your opinion on this issue.

Many of you have asked where I stand on SyriaI’m leaning no.  President Obama’s long held insistence on leading from behind in Syria has left us without any good options. The President has still not put forward a clearly defined plan nor has he articulated how he is going to implement the use of military force. What action will we be forced to take if President Assad continues to use chemical weapons after a U.S. military strike? Is President Obama locking us into a position where we will eventually be forced to put boots on the ground? Will countries in the region retaliate against Israel if we intervene in Syria? These are just a few of a long list of serious concerns that I have and have also heard from many of you that need to be addressed by the President.

Furthermore, we can’t simply ignore the fact that our military is facing a trillion dollars worth of cuts that has already resulted in furloughs here in Tennessee. The President has sent our brave men and women with the 101st Airborne Division into Afghanistan and has asked them to do more with fewer funds. The status quo is unacceptable. We need a Commander in Chief who advocates for a strong national defense and works to restore our country’s military strength.

As we finish the August Recess I’m continuing to spend time meeting with as many constituents in our district as possible before heading back to DC on Monday. There’s a scheduled classified briefing in Congress on Monday regarding Syria and it’s expected that we could move forward with a vote in the House as early as the end of the week.


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  1. Father D. 7 September 2013, 10:49 am

    She is leaning toward engaging her brain. Let’s hope that she carries through with that.

    For the US to get involved in Syria would be the height of both arrogance and ignorance. This is not or fight. This is a Syrian civil war. We had our own some 150 years ago, and Syria did not butt in. We should return the favor.

    Our sworn enemies are killing each other, and our best response it to say, “Keep at it!!” We have no friends, NONE, except for Israel, in that part of the world. So, if they want to kill each other, power to ‘em.

  2. olbroad. 7 September 2013, 12:32 pm

    I tend to agree. If they want to blow themselves up, have at it! Evil fighting evil? No problem!

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