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Monday on the street: On Syria intervention

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By William Aranda / New Mexico Daily Lobo

Eunice Mariel Muñoz Pena

In a letter addressed to his constituents on Sept. 9, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich expressed his official support for President Barack Obama’s plans for military intervention in the Syrian civil war. How do you feel about this?

Eunice Mariel Muñoz Pena
MBA student

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Paige Brown

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Kyle Gallagher

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“What (Syrian President Bashar Assad) did with the c­­hemical weapons is so horrible. But at the same time I don’t see how it’s the United States’ business. They should let them deal with it themselves.”

Paige Brown
English and psychology, senior

“I really don’t think that we need to get involved in terms of military action. We can definitely give humanitarian aid, but I don’t think we need to have another Iraq war.”

Kyle Gallagher
Political science, freshman

“I think it’s unfortunate. I voted for him (Sen. Heinrich) in the 2012 elections. I was a big supporter of his and I understand that (New Mexico) Sen. (Tom) Udall actually came out against intervention, and I was disappointed that Sen. Heinrich did not have courage in his convictions to do the same.”

Seth Barany
Political science, freshman

“I feel like we really can’t do anything until we see what happens with Russia. As a general rule, I’m really not opposed to military intervention, but I feel like we should wait to see if this Russia thing works out first.”