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Local protesters urge Congress to reject military action in Syria
The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | September 10, 2013 | Charles Oliver

Posted on 09/10/2013 6:02:04 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer

President Barack Obama has brought together Dalton area residents from across the political spectrum. They joined forces to oppose his plans for military strikes against the Syrian government.

“I don’t want to see us in another war,” said John Anthony, chairman of the Whitfield County Democratic Party. “We are tired of war. What’s going on over there is a civil war between the Sunni and the Shia, and we need to stay out of it. I support the president, and I will continue to support him. But I just don’t think military action is the right thing.”

Anthony was one of about two dozen people gathered on Thornton Avenue Monday night to oppose military intervention in Syria. President Obama has asked Congress to authorize such action, saying the Syrian government used chemical weapons against rebel forces two weeks ago.

The demonstration was organized by the Whitfield County Democratic Party, but several members of the Dalton Tea Party and individuals who described themselves as Republicans also joined the protest to express their opposition to military action.

(Excerpt) Read more at daltondailycitizen.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: democrats; georgia; syria; war
The event was organized by the local Democratic Party, but there seemed to be about as many Republicans and Tea Party members as Democrats on hand.
1 posted on 09/10/2013 6:02:04 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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