WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senior officials at the White House confirm President Barack Obama is weighing a limited military strike against Syria in response to that country’s use of chemical weapons.
Reports indicated such an attack on Syria would possibly last no more than two days and utilize cruise missiles to strike military targets not directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
First District Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) said he opposes a military strike against Syria.
“We’re not the police enforcement of the world. I think the President has other tools in his holster, in his tool box, and he should be using those,” said McKinley.
He said the U.S. is “war weary.” “I have too much of a concern that we’re going to have boots on the ground and I don’t want to risk any more blood, American blood, in the Middle East,” he said.
McKinley said there has to be a line somewhere for the United States. “When do we stop?” he asked on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. Department of Defense has provided President Obama with “all options for all contingencies.”
Syria’s allies, China and Russia, have issued warnings against military intervention in Syria.