Land’s Stand

Candidate states opposition to Syria strike.

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Sept. 6, 2013, 7:29 a.m.

Former Sec­ret­ary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) is “op­pos­ing a res­ol­u­tion au­thor­iz­ing U.S. mil­it­ary force against Syr­ia.” She sent out a state­ment Thursday say­ing Pres­id­ent Obama “hasn’t made a com­pel­ling case to jus­ti­fy mil­it­ary in­ter­ven­tion. Land says no one has shown the in­ter­ven­tion is ‘vi­tal to Amer­ica’s na­tion­al se­cur­ity in­terests.’” Rep. Gary Peters (D), “re­mains un­de­cided on Syr­ia. Peters says he takes the de­cision to use mil­it­ary force ‘very ser­i­ously’ and is re­view­ing clas­si­fied in­tel­li­gence and talk­ing with ex­perts and con­stitu­ents.” (AP)

Land also “sent a fun­drais­ing email Thursday telling con­ser­vat­ives to ‘stand up to the pres­id­ent’ on Syr­ia — an un­usu­ally par­tis­an so­li­cit­a­tion on an is­sue of na­tion­al se­cur­ity that has di­vided the right.” (Politico)
— Ju­lie So­bel


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