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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

Duncan Statement on Syria

August 27, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Duncan released the following statement regarding the civil war in Syria:

"I am opposed to us getting involved in another war in the Middle East.  We do not have the authority under our Constitution or even under international law to get involved in a civil war in another country. 

While what is going on in Syria is very sad, if we keep getting into situations like this, we will be in a state of almost permanent war.

We spent and will be spending several trillion dollars that we could not afford in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Even so called limited wars have usually led to much greater involvement later on, and I simply do not want to see any young Americans killed in Syria. 

We need to start taking care of our own people, and stop trying to run the whole world."