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Continued: Minnesotans clash on Syria in White House and Congress

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM

“They feel very confident of their position and the need to do something,” Nolan recounted. “I agree with that. I just don’t think the answer is another war in the Middle East we can ill afford.”

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

Nolan said nothing changed his view that a U.S. attack could escalate easily into retaliation that could later prompt a decision to deploy U.S. ground troops. Nolan said even a limited U.S. air attack could cost millions of dollars and kill “hundreds if not thousands of people.”

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