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Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges Obama To Use Caution With Syria Response

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BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation are urging caution as President Barack Obama weighs a U.S. response to the apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the alleged chemical attack on civilians by the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad is reprehensible, but said it’s critically important the U.S. has an achievable goal before acting.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Warren also warned against possible unintended consequences and said good intentions aren’t enough.

Sen. Edward Markey said it’s important for the U.S. to send a message that chemical weapons are unacceptable, but said any strike should be surgical, limited and not involve the use of American ground troops.

Rep. Stephen Lynch said the U.S. should seek out international support including the backing of NATO. He also said that no decision should be made without consulting Congress.

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