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Hanabusa: U.S. Lacks Legal Basis, Strategy, Support for Syria Attack

·By civilbeat

U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) today (Friday, Aug. 30) released the following statement regarding U.S. involvement in Syria in the wake of reported chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians:

“As it stands now, U.S. military involvement in Syria lacks a solid legal basis, a clear long-term strategy, and vital international and domestic approval. Though intelligence has been presented by the Obama Administration, I am not convinced that it serves the purpose of justifying military force or other intervention in Syria. This is an issue that deserves a rigorous and