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Heritage Action opposes military action in Syria

The political advocacy arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation came out against military intervention in Syria on Wednesday, saying the Obama administration has offered scant proof that that a strike would prevent the Syrian government from committing further violations.

"Yesterday’s hearing made it clear there is not a vital U.S. interest at stake. Further, there is not a clear, achievable, realistic purpose to the use of force being contemplated by the Obama administration and officials offered little evidence such action would prevent further abuses," said Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action for America.