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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Biden Bombs Syria
Despite vowing during a presidential debate in February 2020 that military action would be a last resort for problems in the Middle East, President Joe Biden's first action in the region since taking office last month was to order an air strike on Syrian territory. This action was immediately criticized by the Senate's most reliably anti-war member Rand Paul (R-Ken), who tweeted "I condemn meddling in Syria's civil war. I also condemn attacking a sovereign nation. What authority does he have to strike Syria?"
Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who herself questioned former President Trump's authority to order air strikes in the region back in 2018, defended Biden's action, saying "times have changed. In 2018 a usurper occupied the presidency. He had no legitimate authority to do anything. President Biden won the election in 2020 with more votes than any other person has ever received for president. This gives him a mandate to do whatev
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