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Rep. Rice Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

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Garden City, NY, April 7, 2017 | Coleman Lamb (2022255516) | comments

GARDEN CITY, NY -- U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the U.S. missile strikes launched last night against a Syrian airfield.

Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice:

“Based on what I know at this point, last night’s missile strikes on a Syrian airfield seem to be an appropriate response to Assad’s brutal chemical attack that killed dozens of his own citizens, including children, and I commend the members of our armed forces who planned and executed the operation.  

“At the same time, these strikes alone do not constitute a strategy. Just as I said during the Obama administration, President Trump has a responsibility to tell Congress and the American people what his administration’s objectives are in Syria, and present a coherent and comprehensive strategy for achieving those objectives. Until we have clear goals and a broader strategy, it is difficult to fully assess the value of last night’s strikes and impossible to chart the right course forward.”

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