Military
7:45 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Roberts Says It's Unlikely US Can Avoid Military Strike On Syria

Senator Pat Roberts says, following reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons on its people, he doubts the U.S. can avoid a military strike in Syria.

Roberts says President Barack Obama should address the nation and get the consent of Congress for military action.

The senator told a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group yesterday Congress would authorize military action by the Democratic administration.

Roberts says he doesn't "see any way out of" using military force, but he acknowledged that Americans are war-weary after conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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