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Rep. Rohrabacher: U.S. Should Not Try to Police Syria

Aug 29, 2013

Today, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, labeled President Obama’s Syria policy “a big step in the wrong direction. Whatever gang of bad guys win in Syria has nothing to do with the security of the United States. We should have learned our lesson from the Iraq War.”

“President Obama was elected as President of the United States and is thus the commander in chief of our armed forces. But he obviously also thinks he is the police chief of the world, responsible for enforcing stability throughout the planet. Americans have already paid too high a price for that grandiose notion. ”

Rep. Rohrabacher joins many other members of Congress in calling for President Obama to seek approval from Congress before initiating military action in Syria. “When our national security is at stake, we are willing to battle any foe. But we shouldn’t be looking for trouble and barging into somebody else’s fight.  If we get sucked into the Syrian conflict there will be a heavy price to pay in both treasure and blood and the American people have shed too much blood in that region already,” Rep. Rohrabacher.

Rep. Rohrabacher is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.