Saturday, August 31, 2013
Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Use of Military Force in Syria
I agree with the 193 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who are urging the President to seek Congressional approval for any military action with respect to Syria.
Congress should be shown definitive proof concerning the Syrian government’s role in the use of chemical weapons. The memory of weapons of mass destructions that failed to materialize in Iraq – which continues to undergo turmoil long after our departure – is far too fresh in many of our minds to demand anything less.
Congress must debate the wisdom of engaging in yet another military adventure in the Middle East after receiving all the independently verified facts.