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Locals React to Crisis in Syria
A local political analyst says many people are questioning the need for the United States to take military action against Syria. Dr. Jennifer Schiff, a professor of political science at Western Carolina University, says there is no telling if Congress will give the go-ahead for the U.S. to strike after President Obama announced on Saturday he is asking for a congressional vote.
Schiff says Syria's use of chemical weapons is like drawing a red line in the sand. Schiff says President Obama feels like the U.S. should set a precedent, as the use of chemical weapons goes against the rules of war setforth by the Geneva Conventions.