Posted at: 09/09/2013 3:07 PM
Walz Opposes Military Action in Syria
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(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A local congressman says he does not support military involvement in Syria.
Democratic Representative Tim Walz, who is also a veteran, says while he is opposed to the use of chemical gas being used on innocent civilians, he's heard loud and clear from his constituents in southeast Minnesota.
“While I believe the use of chemical weapons is despicable and the world must take action to ensure that cruel dictators are not allowed to use such weapons without repercussions, at this time I cannot in good conscience support current proposals to take unilateral, military action.”
Walz cited his skepticism that even limited military action would stay limited due to unforeseen consequences and his concern that it could result in American boots on the ground with no defined strategy to bring them home.