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Rep. Thornberry Weighs In On Syria

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Congressman Mac Thornberry said something needs to be done about the Syrian President using chemical weapons on his own people, but he is waiting to make a final decision on a U.S. response.

Congressman Thornberry said he needs more information, since the House has not yet seen what a military strike would entail.

"I want to make sure that if we get involved, it's for the right reasons and that we have a specific military objective," said Rep. Thornberry. "One of my problems here is that I don't know what the specific military objectives would be, and I don't want to put our folks in that kind of vague situation."

At a meeting with community leaders from four Texoma Rotary Clubs, Rep. Thornberry said he would feel more comfortable if there was more international support for military action.

In a Newschannel 6 online poll question, 83% of Texomans say they do not think the U.S. should take military action against Syria. Of the more than 400 comments on our Facebook page, the majority were against a military strike as well.

"We cannot conduct national security policy by taking polls, but on the other hand, if we're going to get involved in a military situation, you need to have the country behind you," said Rep. Thornberry. "If the country is not behind you,  I think that ought to make a President thing twice about it."


Christina Myers