Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alan Grayson will take your opposition to a U.S. attack on Syria to your member of Congress

Posted By on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

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As we reported yesterday, there doesn't appear to be a groundswell of local congressional support for President Obama to attack Syria. But there's still a full week of whipping votes in the House, though notably both John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi said they won't be the ones whipping their members on such an important issue.

However, Pelosi does support military action in Syria.

One prominent House Democrat who opposes any military response is Orlando-area Rep. Alan Grayson. The "fire-breathing liberal" has created a website where citizens can sign a petition opposing war, with Grayson saying he'll then take the petition to that citizen's representative in the House.

The petition goes as follows:


"The Administration is considering intervening in the Syrian civil war. We oppose this. There's no vital national security involved. We are not the world’s policeman, nor its judge and jury. Our own needs in America are great, and they come first. The death of civilians is always regrettable, and civil war is regrettable, but no Americans have been attacked, and no American allies have been attacked. The British Parliament understandably has voted not to join in any attack. Notably, defense contractor Raytheon's stock is up 20% in the last 60 days. It seems that nobody wants US intervention in Syria except the military-industrial complex. I oppose US military intervention in Syria. Join me."

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