GOP Republican Wants U.S. Boots on the Ground in Syria
If you loved George War One, thought three deployments to Iraq wasn’t enough or were thrilled with Afghanistan, you’re gonna love this guy.
Mike Rogers, Republican representative from Michigan and chairman of the House Intelligence Community, is calling for a U.S. military presence in Syria.
Syria is in the throes of a devastating civil war as forces in opposition to President Bashar al Assad – including groups possibly affiliated with Al Qaeda – seek to drive him from power.
Rogers is seizing on reports that some belligerents have used chemical weapons to justify a U.S. presence on the ground in Syria to help prevent chemical weapons technology and munitions from finding their way outside of Syria, where terrorists could potentially use them against American interests.
In an appearance on ‘Face the Nation,’ a CBS Sunday news show, Rogers argued for a limited military presence in Syria to help make the rebel forces “more effective.” Rogers also expressed concern that if Assad’s government collapses, then Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah would attempt to seize the Syrian government’s stores of chemical weapons.
Rogers himself served in the Army from 1985 to 1988.