Missouri senator opposes military strike on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he is opposed to President Barack Obama’s request for military action against Syria, questioning whether the administration has realistic policy goals for the Mideast nation.

In a statement Monday, Blunt says that he fears Obama’s strategy of limited military action and the unknown response it may cause are wrong.

Blunt had issued tough statements on Syria when Obama announced that he would seek congressional approval, saying it would have been the right course of action months ago.

The senator said he participated in a number of briefings on the issue, but could not support the resolution to give Obama the authority to use military force.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s