Area congressmen to vote no on missile strike against Syria

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The US senate will probably vote on whether to authorize a US missile strike against Syria on Monday.

While it seems the senate may approve the President Barack Obama administration`s use of force, the house may not.

Polls show 70 percent of Americans like the voters in the suburban St. Louis 2nd Congressional District, oppose US military intervention in Syria, which is why area republican congressmen say they`re voting no.

Despite growing evidence that Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad killed over 1,400 people using chemical weapons, it`s starting to look like the house may defeat a measure authorizing the US use of force.

Metro East Republican Congressman John Shimkus says his constituents are opposed because they`re tired after 12 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Across the river, Missouri second district congresswoman Ann Wagner’s hearing the same thing.

House speaker John Boehner has come out in favor of action on Syria. But that hasn`t made much difference.

The latest head count from the liberal political web site http://www.think progress.org shows that so far any resolution on the use of force would fail overwhelmingly in the house.

And it`s been a century-and-a-half since the US congress last turned down a president on using military force.

If that happens and the US doesn`t attack, will Assad use chemical weapons again?

And if the house votes no and President Obama attacks Syria anyway what happens?

So no matter what happens, next week could see history made one way or another.

And speaking of next week and of Americans being tired of being at war next Wednesday is the 12th anniversary of 9/11.