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Congressman Johnson, former POW, statement on Syria

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Washington, Sep 9, 2013 | comments

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria.  

"As I said before, the Obama administration has failed to articulate a clear mission and path to victory.  I also have heard loud and clear from folks back home, and agree, that intervening in Syria’s civil war is not in the best interest of the United States.  I know war, and having experienced all of its horrors first-hand, believe it should be used as a last resort.  I am confident in our military’s readiness to execute any mission, but it’s our duty to put forth a bold strategy where our goal is to win.  I cannot count on the administration to do that, therefore, I cannot vote to put our brave men and women in uniform in harm’s way."

Click here to read more on Johnson’s view on Syria.

Johnson is a decorated combat veteran and has earned two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Outstanding Unit Awards.  The former Director of the Air Force school similar to Top Gun, Johnson spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam - more than half of that time in solitary confinement. Johnson represents a majority of Collin County.

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