Senator Johnny Isakson has been faithfully looking into the pros and cons of bombing Syria, and after much care and consideration, he has decided that he CANNOT vote to strike against Syria.
President Obama will be giving his pitch this evening, September 10, 2013, to the nation – a nation that is tired of war and tired of getting the runaround and receiving broken promises.
Following is a copy of the e-mail which was received by hundreds of others from Senator Isakson dated September 9, 2013.
Dear Mrs. Walston:
You have recently written in to my office regarding the use of military force in Syria, and I wanted to provide you with an update. If you do not want to receive this type of update in the future, please fill out the webform on my website and choose "DO NOT SEND ISSUE UPDATES" from the drop down topic list.
On August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were used in an attack that killed over 1,000 Syrian citizens, including women and children. President Obama asked Congress for authorization to use military action against Syria in response to this attack on August 31, 2013. I believe it is appropriate for the president to seek authorization from Congress.
The decision to use U.S. military forces is not one that I take lightly. Over the past week, I have traveled my state and have talked personally to hundreds of Georgians. Thousands more constituents have contacted my office by phone and email. It is clear to me that Georgians overwhelmingly oppose our country getting involved militarily in Syria.
After carefully weighing this very important issue, I have decided that I will vote against the resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike in Syria.
The administration's lack of a clear strategy is troubling, and the potential fallout following a military strike is also troubling.
United States Senator
Every American should use their right to contact their congressmen, senators, and even their governor to speak out against what could amount to World War III; and a lot of destruction to not only the people of Syria but perhaps here in America as well. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the attack on the towers in New York and is usually a day of caution for Americans all over the world. We do not need to throw gasoline on the already smoldering fires of hatred against America.
We have enemies among us as we all know and these chemicals can be made here in America – we don’t have to worry about them being imported – they can be used here. We do not need to go there. It has been reported by Breitbart.com that some of these chemicals were actually sent to Syria by the British earlier this year. They claim they were sent for industrial use.
This is not about saving the face of America and that of President Obama and his “red line” but to maintain as much peace as possible without committing more of America’s young people to fight someone else’s war. If we spent half the money we send to countries like this on feeding and caring for the children – we would make more friends and more progress than dropping bombs on them. Senator “Ride-the-fence” McCain seems to want it both ways – he needs to retire and let someone with common sense be elected in his place. You can contact him via his own web page at this link.
We can’t to a lot; but we must do what we can – don’t let the sun go down on you today without voicing your opinion to your leaders. We did not elect them to form their own opinions, but to represent those of the people who elected them. To hesitate could spell disaster for this country and others.
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