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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Richard B. Nugent
House debate on the fiscal 2014 defense spending bill Tuesday exposed lawmakers' unease over arming Syrian rebels, even as congressional intelligence committees approved CIA plans to supply weapons to opposition forces.
Washington on Monday was poised to do what it does best: invent a half-solution to a full problem while punting the toughest questions for later and setting up more deadline drama.
"The last thing I want to do is arm rebels," said Rep. Richard B. Nugent, Florida Republican and a father of three sons serving in the military. "I want to make sure our sons and daughters are not in harm's way."
"I feel like I've spent my whole life waiting for the Senate to act," said Rep. Richard B. Nugent, Florida Republican.