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Chambliss comments on the President's remarks on Syria

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U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement Saturday in response to President Obama announcing he will ask Congress for authorization to use military action against Syria.

"I believe the evidence is clear that the president's red-line was crossed long ago, and the United States must respond. However, while I appreciate the president seeking congressional approval, he should have already presented Congress with a strategy and objectives for military action, including what impact this will have on our allies and enemies alike in the region. Leadership is about reacting to a crisis, and quickly making the hard and tough decisions. The president should have demanded Congress return immediately and debate this most serious issue," Chambliss said.

Congress is scheduled to be back in session in Washington on September 9, but President Obama has not asked for Congress to come back early to debate the issue.

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