Rep. Thornberry Weighs In On Syria

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