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Valdostans Speak Out On Proposed Syria Strike

By: Eames Yates Email
By: Eames Yates Email

By: Eames Yates
September 9, 2013

Lowndes County, GA - As the President tries to get Congress and the country on board with military strikes against Syria, many remain skeptical.

The Obama administration is arguing for a military response in Syria. They say President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. But despite that claim many in Valdosta remain wary of getting involved.

Chester Brown, Lowndes County resident: "Let's focus on the problems here first before we can go around the world helping everybody else cause we have our own issues. So, how can we solve someone else's issues if we're not solving ours?"

Mike Leggett is a United States Army veteran. He served his country and supports the military, but still says 'No' to U.S. involvement in Syria.

"Let them handle their problems cause if we intervene with that now it's going to start another war."

Syria's civil war has taken hundreds of thousands of lives over the last few years, but many in Lowndes County are saying our priorities should stay here in the U.S.

Henry Driggers, Lowndes County resident: "I want to see them focus on taking care of the United States people. American people over here, you know, not the ones that are thousands of miles away. We need help here. Look at the situation we're in, the economy here is bad. We need help here not over there."

The president is scheduled to address the nation about syria tomorrow evening.


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