Labrador Now Leaning No on Syria

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0  Updated at 11:47 am, September 9th, 2013 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho is now joining the rest of the Gem State’s Congressional delegation in opposing the Obama administration’s proposed military strike against Syria, at least for now.  In a statement released Friday, Labrador said he was leaning with the opposition, but wouldn’t make a final decision until he sees classified information this week. Labrador expressed his skepticism about conducting a strike without putting “boots on the ground”, citing comparisons to actions against Libya in 2011. Rep. Mike Simpson and Sen. Mike Crapo have said they’re strongly opposed to the strike. Sen. Jim Risch voted “no” in a Foreign Relations Committee meeting debating the issue last week.