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Marlene Norfolk of Adams Center says she would support limited military action in Syria if it's in the best interest of the United States.

It's an opinion that comes after the Obama Administration says undeniable evidence shows Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. Making it likely the U.S. will take military action in the form of cruise missiles fired at key Syrian military targets.

"Certainly with chemical warfare being involved here, I think they really need to do something," said Norfolk.

After President Obama announced he's seeking Congressional approval before taking military action in Syria, many people in the North Country hope their voices will be heard.

"It's important when we, as citizens, let our congress person know which way we believe they should vote. And hopefully the congress person listens to us," said Kristen Castana, Watertown.

And whether that's throwing support behind the President's call for action...

"There's been too many that have died. So I really believe that we should go and help out," said Joan Whalen, Watertown.

Or calling on the government to avoid military action...

"I'm against boots on the ground. I think we've bitten off more than we can chew in other incidences and I don't want to see that same path taken this time," said Fred Norfolk, Adams Center.

It's all part of a message people in the North Country want Representative Owens and the rest of Congress to remember before taking any military action in Syria. And that's to keep the best interest of the people they represent in the forefront of their decision-making. Which will likely happen when Congress is back in session in a week.
Monday, September 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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