- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that it’s not the U.S. military’s job to intervene in Syria.

“I think a military attack is a mistake,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on “ABC This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “One, I think the administration is proceeding with the wrong objective, and two, because they have no viable plan for success.”

Mr. Cruz suggested alternatives to responding to the Aug. 21 chemical attack in Syria, which allegedly killed more than 1,400 people, including cutting off aid to Iraq unless it revokes air rights to Iran, and forcing a vote in the United Nations Security Council to make Russia and China veto it publicly.

“I don’t think that’s the job of our military to be defending amorphous international norms,” Mr. Cruz said.

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