President Obama continues to seek out support for a resolution that would allow the United States to carry out a military attack on Syria chemical weapons stockpile. Congressman Jim Gerlach says, right now, he would cast a "no" vote to attack Syria, based on the information that’s available.
“The Resolution only says, you’re only going to be allowed over 90 days, perhaps some missiles to make a strike to send a message. But what happens if it gets out of hand and Americans are put in danger, is this really worth it if you’re only purpose, as the President has stated is simply send some sort of message without taking Ashad out or without otherwise dealing with his military forces.”
Gerlach says, based on the information he would vote “no” because the situation is not directly impacting Americans. He adds, if information was discovered that militant groups with unfavorable views of the U-S were to obtain some of Ashad’s chemical weapons, he would lean toward military action. Congressman Gerlach was a guest on WNPV’s AM-Edition Thursday morning with Darryl Berger.
State Rep. Todd Stephens continues his quest to make sure children are protected and when something happens to a child, the right professional should be in place to carry out an investigation.
“The District Attorney’s Office, the local police department or children in youth, handling that investigation, rather than a person who may be the leader of an organization, who may be very astute in what they do, but are not very well versed in this area.”
Stephens has crafted legislation requiring mandatory reporting of child sex abuse. Stephens was a guest Monday morning on the WNPV Program Security Advisors on Radio.
Political analyst, Dr. Chris Borick says, most Americans do not support military intervention in Syria and he doesn’t think the President’s interviews today and address to the nation Tuesday night will sway public opinion.
“As much as I give the bully pulpit of the Presidency a lot of power in terms of moving the public, on this issue, I doubt, very much, that he’s going to sway a large majority of Americans on his position.
Borick is the Director of The Center of Public Policy at Mulhenberg College in Allentown and was a guest on the Monday afternoon Edition of Comment Please By Univest on WNPV.
The on going waiting game with Syria’s chemical weapons changed over the weekend when the United States and Russia agreed on a deal to secure and destroy the chemical weapons. Dr. Tom Kolsky, Professor of Political Science at Montgomery County Community College, joined Darryl Berger Monday afternoon on Comment Please By Univest.
“The problem is, you have to positively identify where they are because we cannot solve this problem for them. What could perhaps do is dismantling of the biological/ chemical warfare element and then us that as a jumping point to maybe creating some kind of secret discussions between the parties.”
Kolsky adds, the fighting may continue in Syria among the factions until they’re exhausted, then talks could begin concerning their domestic differences.