This morning I joined with 30 other conservative leaders in Iowa in an open letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Congressman Tom Latham and Congressman Steve King, urging them to oppose military action in Syria.
I’m asking you to join us by signing on to the letter here.
The letter, signed by Republican Party officials, elected representatives, conservative media and Christian leaders asks Iowa’s Republican federal office holders to oppose Barack Obama’s reckless plans for military action in Syria.
A vote is expected in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House sometime next week and we strongly urge Grassley, Latham and King to vote, “No” on any authorization of military action in Syria.
Please read the letter below and then click here to add your name.
Dear Senator Grassley, Congressman Latham and Congressman King,
We, the undersigned, have come together in a show of unity to encourage you not to support President Obama’s reckless plans to get this nation embroiled in yet another military conflict in the Middle East, which the American people clearly do not support.
Polls show only 9% of the American people want our military involved in Syria. We shouldn’t use our troops to salvage the credibility of this administration and compound the President’s foreign policy mistakes by taking military action, an act of war which could easily escalate into a global conflict. While the news reports out of Syria are troubling, we know from experience that America getting involved will only make things worse.
It’s not fair to our troops to keep asking them to step up to be the world’s police force. For over ten years they have been called up again and again on similar efforts in the Middle East, resulting in the death of thousands of American soldiers and untold numbers of civilians, instability in the region, a broken economy at home, and a national debt of $17,000,000,000,000.
Further, our efforts in the Middle East have made it easier to target religious minorities, particularly Christians. The Associated Press is reporting that Christian villages in Syria are already being attacked by Al-Qaeda. Arab media has reported that as soon as we’re done helping Al-Qaeda in Syria they will turn around and target the hundreds of thousands of Syrian Christians. Why would we ask our troops to fight alongside Al-Qaeda, the very enemy we hold responsible for 9/11?
Nothing good can come of getting America involved in this civil war. We respectfully implore you to put a stop to this administration’s dangerous plans by voting “No” on any authorization of military action in Syria.
President, Iowa Faith and Freedom Alliance
State Director, Eagle Forum of Iowa