US Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey oppose President Obama’s Syrian rebel training plan


MassLive, the online arm of The Springfield Republican, has the article US Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey oppose President Obama’s Syrian rebel training plan.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey on Thursday broke with the president and opposed the request to train and arm the rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.

The Senate approved the request late Thursday on a 78-22 vote.

Warren said she wasn’t convinced the proposal to train and equip Syrian rebels advances U.S. interests or that it would be effective in pushing back Islamic State fighters.

“I remain concerned that our weapons, our funding, and our support may end up in the hands of people who threaten the United States,” Warren said in a statement. “I do not want America to be dragged into another ground war in the Middle East.”

I was thrilled to hear that my favorite Senator, Elizabeth Warren, has finally showing signs of developing independent judgment on foreign policy matters.  Through years of hard fought battles, Elizabeth Warren learned to be skeptical of the domestic policy statements of the powers that be.  I am glad to see that she now realizes that the propagandists on domestic matters don’t just automatically become honest brokers when they speak on foreign policy.

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