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Senator: Vote on Syria resolution might be delayed

By Bradley Klapper

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:55 a.m. HST, Sep 04, 2013

WASHINGTON » Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote today on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria. The Wyoming Republican, a member of the panel, said it was still meeting on the resolution.

Word of the possible delay came after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he did not support the latest version of the Senate resolution. McCain, an outspoken advocate of intervention, said he wants more than cruise missile strikes and other limited action.

On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's leaders drafted a resolution that would permit Obama to order a "limited and tailored" military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Interesting article on Civil Beat about our DC team. Schatz is tap dancing the issue and walking back his earlier statements. Tulasi is again with her "with reservations" talk. Hanabusa has a clear firm position that makes sense. Mazie is nowhere to be found as she junkets in Asia.

Of the 4, only Hanabusa actually has a clear, declarative statement of position. That says a lot.

on September 4,2013 | 08:02AM
lani_moo wrote:
If you ever need a reason not to do something, give it to Congress.
on September 4,2013 | 08:19AM
sailfish1 wrote:
The U.S. should not launch any military strikes against Syria. Let the French, Israel, and the Arab League use their weapons if they want. Besides, missile strikes are going to kill more civilians than the chemical weapons did.
on September 4,2013 | 12:32PM
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