Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 09, 2013 3:34 pm

Missouri senator opposes military strike on Syria

The Associated Press

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.