Ron Paul looks to block military operations in SyriaSubmitted by knowmore on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 12:51
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he would introduce legislation this week that would block what he said are the Obama administration's unilateral plans to involve itself militarily with Syria.
"This week I'm introducing legislation to prohibit the administration, absent a declaration of war by Congress, from supporting directly or indirectly any military or paramilitary operations in Syria," Paul said on the House floor. "I hope my colleagues will join me in this effort."
Paul said rumors that the administration is looking to use military force in Syria appear to be true in light of new press reports that the Defense Department is planning on that eventuality. But Paul, a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination this year, accused the administration of spreading "war propaganda" to justify military action.