SCOTTSDALE, AZ - With the President urging congress to support a military strike against Syria, the idea of the country in another war has residents in Scottsdale on edge.
“I think the country is tired of war,” said Dave Audette. “I think unless everybody is behind it, I don’t think we should do it.”
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But some feel it’s necessary.
“That’s a Catch-22 question,” said another Scottsdale resident who requested to remain anonymous. “We already have troops in Afghanistan. But if (a strike on Syria) has to be done, let’s go ahead with it.”
Dr. Suhir Bitar grew up in Syria but currently lives in Scottsdale. She believes President Obama has to do something to send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
“Eventually, if we don’t do anything, (Assad) is going to be a threat to our national security,” Bitar said.
Whatever happens, residents hope it’s for the best of the country.
“I would like to urge our congressmen and our president to keep this dialogue up,” said Michael Blumenfurth.
Audette added “If we can be unified on one thing, that would be nice.”
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