September 2nd, 2013
12:24 PM ET
8 months ago

Congressional hawks tie Syria to military budget cuts

Washington (CNN) – It always comes back to the budget.

With Congress facing a crucial debate on attacking Syria over chemical weapons use, conservatives are signaling their price for support may be increased funding for a shrinking military budget.

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  1. rs

    We spend more on our military than the next ten nations (even after budget cuts), can't the Republicans do anything without blackmail? They claim they stand for "fiscal responsibility", yet they'll pour more money down the military-industrial hole at the drop of the hat- worse, they'd sacrifice Education, Social Security, Healthcare, food for the poor- pretty much everything to do so.
    They snort about "socialism", but they love it for military builders.

    September 2, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Boehner already gave away the republican position: Cut funding for Social Security, Medicare , and funding for the ACA. That should make our war effort easier.

    September 2, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. ED1

    Just want to know if Syria crossed the red line yet didn't think so. You can't cross something that keeps moving away from you.

    September 2, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |