As Obama pushes to punish Syria, lawmakers fear deep U.S. involvement




 
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As Obama pushes to punish Syria, lawmakers fear deep U.S. involvement
 
September 3rd, 2013  
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As Obama pushes to punish Syria, lawmakers fear deep U.S. involvement
By Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's efforts to persuade the U.S. Congress to back his plan to attack Syria were met with skepticism on Monday from lawmakers in his own Democratic Party who expressed concern the United States would be dragged into a new Middle East conflict. "There is a lot of skepticism," said Representative Jim Moran after taking part in a 70-minute phone briefing for Democratic lawmakers by Obama's top national security aides about the response to a chemical weapons attack that U.S. ...




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