President Barack Obama this weekend said he will let Congress decide whether to attack Syria after a chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad reported to have killed more than 1,400 people and violated international rules of war.
Hultgren released this statement: "The President’s case and the facts presented failed to make a compelling case for why it is in the national interest of the United States to engage our military in Syria. This is a tragedy that the international community must be fully engaged in, and we must pursue all options to determine what other actions can be taken to stop the bloodshed and pursue peace. But we cannot commit our military forces when there seems to be no clear objective or path to ending our involvement. History shows that there is no such thing as a limited or surgical strike – that every action will be met with a reaction. In this instance, I am concerned that military strikes could result in many unforeseen consequences." How do you think your congressman, Randy Hultgren, should vote? Do you believe any action will draw the U.S. into another Mideast conflict? Vote in the poll and share your views in the comments.