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Senator Pat Toomey on Syrian Involvement

Recently, I sent a letter to Senator Pat Toomey expressing my concerns about the U.S. becoming involved in Syria.  In essence, I stated that a) I don't believe the U.S. has much of a strategic interest there, and b) that we are broke and can not afford another adventure.  Here is his reply:

May 10, 2013

Dear Mr. Morphis, Thank you for contacting me about U.S. assistance to the opposition against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. I appreciate hearing from you. With regard to foreign assistance, one of my concerns is the national security implications of our policies, as well as ensuring that such expenditures meet a rigorous test for fiscal responsibility. Especially during these challenging fiscal times, we should not be wasting taxpayer money and providing foreign assistance dollars to corrupt entities that abuse such aid. However, carefully focused funding supports the security interests of the United States. As you know, the Syrian government, led by Pre…