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Rep. McCaul: 'Little Wars Start Big Wars'

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 01:08 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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A diplomatic solution is preferable to President Barack Obama's plan to launch a military strike against Syria because "little wars start big wars," Rep. Michael McCaul said Tuesday.

"An unbelievably small step could be unbelievably big and disastrous, and a really bad idea for America," the Texas Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee said on "Fox & Friends."

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McCaul does not believe a limited strike against Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians would help resolve the conflict.

"Once we attack and once we strike, we don't know what the consequences will be. We know cables we've intercepted from Iran indicated they will attack our U.S. Embassy in Iraq. Hezbollah will light up at the same time," said McCaul.

The Republican said the deal presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday calling on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons may offer the best diplomatic solution to the crisis at this point.

"If we can avoid a military intervention . . . that may not be a bad option," he said.




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