GOP Republican Wants U.S. Boots on the Ground in Syria

Posted by Jason Van Steenwyk

Representative Mike RogersIf 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.


One response to “GOP Republican Wants U.S. Boots on the Ground in Syria”

  1. Darwyn Williams says:

    Uhh sorry Mike but going to Syria would be an absolute NO! The US has enough problems right now both internally and externally, we do not need nor should we become involved in another middle eastern conflict especially one that has absolutely nothing to do with us. Let those really smart folks at the UN figure it out as they so willingly seem to get involved in everyone else’s business and then soon thereafter screw it up even more. BLUF: The US does not need this… let somebody else be the world’s police force this time.

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