(KTVI)-The United States Congress may vote this week on whether to authorize the use of force by the Obama administration in Syria. So how will the senators and local congressmen from Missouri and Illinois vote on punishing Syria for using chemical weapons against their own people?
This week also marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The United States has been at war for 12 years. In fact, we’ve been at two wars: Iraq and Afghanistan. The American people are tired. Many don’t believe Syria used chemical weapons at all. Many say, even if they did, the United States should not strike Syria with cruise missiles to punish them.
On the Jaco Report, Charles Jaco talks with Rep. John Shimkus (R – IL) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R—Missouri) about what they are hearing from their constituents about the vote on Syria.
Charles also talks to analysts about the consequences if we strike Syria and if we don’t. Charles is joined by Dr. Tim Lomperis and Dr. Jeremy Caddel. Lomperis teaches political science at Saint Louis University specializing in military affairs. Professor Lomperis served in Vietnam as a U.S. intelligence officer and was awarded the bronze star. He has written four books about Vietnam and its effects. Caddel eaches a course on contemporary American foreign policy at Washington University. Professor Caddel is an attorney and has also served with the U.S. State Department in Afghanistan and Israel.