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Residents React to Possible Syria Strike

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"We need to keep our money out of Syria, we need to keep our troops on our own soil. We need to protect our own monetary problems," says Madison County resident Jeanee Shell.

"[The] United States should take precaution when they go in there. They should not rush the judgment," says Maggie Terry Harper.

People WJTV News Channel 12 talked to fear that if the United States uses military force in Syria, it could hurt our economy.

"I'm afraid that this country will be worse off than we were already," says Shell.

"I don't think we can afford another war," says Maggie Harper. She believes an air strike may be inevitable. Maggie says the U.S. should proceed with caution.

"The United States should go in cautiously because you don't want to go in bombing where there are children and families involved," says Maggie.

"I do not think we have any business being there," says Shell.

"I do say that the president will eventually have to take action but he needs to make sure he has a plan before he abruptly goes in there," says Maggie Harper.

Mississippi Representatives are taking to social media to voice their opinions on the president's plans.

Friday, Representative Steven Palazzo tweeted, "Under no circumstance should POTUS use military force in Syria before consulting Congress."

Saturday, President Obama announced on national television he wants congressional approval.

After that announcement, Representative Allan Nunnelee tweeted, "I am glad POTUS has heeded our call to seek congressional approval before any military action in Syria." Representative Gregg Harper posted, "I respect the president's decision to seek congressional approval for a military force in Syria. I stand ready to evaluate his plans."

Congress returns from a summer recess next Monday, September 9.

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