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Sep 04, 2013 — North Country Congressman Bill Owens says he needs more information before deciding whether to vote for or against military action against Syria.
The Democrat says he believes President Obama has demonstrated that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.
Owens praises President Obama for seeking Congressional approval before authorizing military action against Syria. "There's been a fair amount of criticism against the executive branch over the last, probably, 30 or 40 years," says Owens, "for usurping Congress' prerogative relative to the declaration of war, so I thought this was a good move."
But how Owens will vote is another matter. He's still undecided. And he says he recognizes that Americans are weary of war. Go to full article