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Kaptur opposes U.S. war role in Syria

Tom Jackson • Apr 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, hopes the U.S. won't intervene militarily in Syria.

Some lawmakers have been calling for U.S. air strikes. Peace activists hope the U.S. will stay out. Kaptur indicated she leans more toward the latter position.

"I don't think it's the United States' role to be the warlord in every single country in the Middle East," Kaptur said Tuesday.

"My worry is that will happen this week while we're not in Washington," she said.

Congress currently isn't in session and Kaptur was at Floyd Churchwell Memorial Play Park Tuesday afternoon to tout her support for community gardens.

It's not as if the U.S. isn't doing anything to help the suffering of the Syrian people, Kaptur said.

"The United States is already providing safe havens and hundreds of millions of dollars to supply those who have been injured," she said.

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