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Four Senators Seek to Bar Military aid to Syrian Rebels.....

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.....there goes that Theory that the Repubs just want to get us involved in Syria. It would appear that falls directly on those in the Senate. Many in the House are against US intervention into Syria. Imagine that.

Four senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would bar President Barack Obama from providing military aid to Syria's rebels, saying the administration has provided too little information about what they see as a risky intervention.

The bill would prevent the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies from using any funds to support military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria, directly or indirectly.

The bill's sponsors - Democrats Tom Udall of New Mexico and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - expressed doubts about Washington's ability to ensure weapons will not fall into the wrong hands, and called for debate in Congress before the United States becomes more involved in Syria's civil war.

"The president's unilateral decision to arm Syrian rebels is incredibly disturbing, considering what little we know about whom we are arming," Paul said in a statement.

Other lawmakers argued it was in the U.S. national security interest to get more involved in Syria.

Many members of Congress, particularly in the Republican-controlled House, remain deeply skeptical about plans to arm the rebels, questioning the cost when other programs are being cut and worrying that U.S. weapons could fall into the wrong hands.

Last month the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 15-3 in favor of a bill to provide lethal aid to the Syrian opposition. That measure has not yet gone to the full Senate for a vote.....snip~

Four Senators seek to bar military aid to Syrian rebels
 

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Well, at least Paul and Udall are remaining consistent on the Idea. Although I wonder why Reid has held up getting that vote for Obama, and getting him that money for those Rebels?
 

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Good, this is something Congress should want to have a say in.
 

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.....there goes that Theory that the Repubs just want to get us involved in Syria. It would appear that falls directly on those in the Senate. Many in the House are against US intervention into Syria. Imagine that.

Four senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would bar President Barack Obama from providing military aid to Syria's rebels, saying the administration has provided too little information about what they see as a risky intervention.

The bill would prevent the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies from using any funds to support military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria, directly or indirectly.

The bill's sponsors - Democrats Tom Udall of New Mexico and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - expressed doubts about Washington's ability to ensure weapons will not fall into the wrong hands, and called for debate in Congress before the United States becomes more involved in Syria's civil war.

"The president's unilateral decision to arm Syrian rebels is incredibly disturbing, considering what little we know about whom we are arming," Paul said in a statement.

Other lawmakers argued it was in the U.S. national security interest to get more involved in Syria.

Many members of Congress, particularly in the Republican-controlled House, remain deeply skeptical about plans to arm the rebels, questioning the cost when other programs are being cut and worrying that U.S. weapons could fall into the wrong hands.

Last month the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 15-3 in favor of a bill to provide lethal aid to the Syrian opposition. That measure has not yet gone to the full Senate for a vote.....snip~

Four Senators seek to bar military aid to Syrian rebels

I'm glad there are at least 4 Senators with some common sense!!
We need to step back and let what's gonna happen-happen then pickup the pieces!
 

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These decisions should be debated and discussed, not rubber stamped. There are cases for and against our involvement.
 

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Good, this is something Congress should want to have a say in.

Wonder when Reid will bring it to a full vote of the Senate to start that process? Then we can have each pols name down for how they are voting. For the record and all.
 

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I'm glad there are at least 4 Senators with some common sense!!
We need to step back and let what's gonna happen-happen then pickup the pieces!

Heya Penn. :2wave: Wonder what all the Progressives are going to say.....since Rand Paul came out against this too. Just Like they did.
 

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Heya Penn. :2wave: Wonder what all the Progressives are going to say.....since Rand Paul came out against this too. Just Like they did.

As Specklebang said-It needs to be debated,honestly as to the best interests of the USA!!!!
 
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