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Here's the Letter Rand Paul Sent to His Colleagues Urging a 'No' Vote on Syria



Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a letter Monday urged his colleagues in Congress to vote against President Barack Obama’s request to intervene in Syria’s civil war.

"The resolution to authorize force in Syria goes too far, and also not far enough," the Kentucky senator wrote. "It does too much, but also too little."

Paul said that by intervening, the U.S. will be entered into a “a civil war in which there is no clearly defined American national security interest."

Paul added that the 90-day limit on military action in the war-torn country is also unacceptable, saying it too goes against U.S. interests.

"The resolution does too little by narrowly circumscribing the President's power to execute war," Paul wrote.

"I disagree strongly with unlimited executive power to initiate war. But I have some sympathy for the argument that once war commences,” he added, “the executive should not be hamstrung by a narrowed ability to execute that war."

You can read the full letter here:


(H/T: Washington Examiner). Featured image Getty Images.

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