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Mike Rogers: Congress Will Back Action on Syria

Sunday, 01 Sep 2013 11:34 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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Rep. Mike Rogers says he believes that, at the end of the day, Congress will ultimately support President Obama and back a military strike on Syria, reports the Washington Times.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said the growing evidence that sarin gas was in fact employed in the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in Damascus means the U.S. will have no choice but to take action.

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“I think that Congress will rise to its Article 1 Constitutional responsibilities to provide for the general defense of the United States,” Rogers said.

“But it’s going to take that healthy debate to get there.”

Rogers acknowledged that there is no question “real-world consequences” exist if the U.S. fails to act.

“You think about a country like North Korea … same in Iran, Rogers said..

“We better send a very clear message in a unified way that we’re not going to tolerate proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, let alone their use.

And if you don’t send that message that has real-world consequences.”

Rogers pointed out that the country’s reaction to the situation in Syria will have a major impact on its “credibility” around the world.

“This isn’t a reality TV show. At the end of the day, something will actually happen. People will lose their lives,” Rogers said.

“Nations will make a decision moving forward on chemical and biological weapons based on what we do here.

So we cannot make this about the president versus Congress … we can have all of those debates at another time.

This is really about the credibility of the United States of America, standing up for an anti-proliferation and use of chemical and biological weapons.

It’s that serious.”




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