Moran Responds to President Obama’s Remarks on Syria

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement today following President Obama’s speech from the White House on military action against Syria:
“After meeting with President Obama yesterday, and reviewing his speech to Americans last night, I remain strongly opposed to the use of military force in Syria.  It is becoming increasingly clear that the President does not have a coherent strategy for intervention.  He continually fails to detail the parameters of our national security interests, goals and an exit strategy.

“A vote in Congress has been put on hold as the Administration waits to see whether Russia’s interest in a diplomatic solution is genuine.  I have serious doubts, and should the negotiations result in nothing, I expect the President to return to Capitol Hill and allow Congress to use its Constitutionally-vested power to debate and vote on whether to intervene in Syria.  Our country cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests.”

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  • ZMan

    I’d never use “coherent” and “Obama” in the same sentence.

  • Same on song and dance

    “He continually fails to detail the parameters of our national security interests, goals and an exit strategy.”
    Democrats yelled at Bush for the exact same thing. Now it is the Republicans turn. This is just politics. I don’t think anyone in Washington cares what is best for America, just as long as the other side looks bad.

  • Heartless

    Yeah Jerry, let that tyrant in Syria gas all the women, children, & innocent civilians!

    • Silence equals consent

      As a Christian, I feel morally obligated to support the end of the sadistic slaughter of the innocent. This is something worth fighting for, it is not us being the world police, it is fighting for our humanity.

      • Chris

        As an atheist, I feel the same way.