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Sep 5, 2013 7:24 PM by Melissa Rafferty - KPAX News

Tester/Baucus undecided on Syria military option

President Obama has asked Congress to authorize a military strike against Syria, but lawmakers are divided on the issue. Before they vote many are taking the debate back to voters.

Neither Senator Jon Tester nor Senator Max Baucus have made a final decision as to how they will vote on the President's authorization to use force in Syria.

Senator Tester says he needs more information before casting a yes or no on military action.
"We just came out of Iraq. Afghanistan hopefully is winding down very, very soon. The last thing I want to do is get us in a long term war in Syria. So whatever case is made it is going to have to be rock solid. The bottom line is I want to hear out what the administration and military folks have to say first, before I lock myself into a vote on it"," said Tester.

Senator Baucus says he is carefully reviewing all intelligence and talking to Montanans before making any decisions.

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