Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech

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"What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?" President Obama said during his nation address on Tuesday night.

NBC Latino reports that several Latino legislators had mixed feelings regarding Obama's stance on Syria

Texas Republican Bill Flores said Obama "did not lay out a compelling case that Syria represents a clear and present danger to the U.S. nor that military operations in Syria are in the best interests of the country."

While New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez was more in agreement with the President's point of view on the issue.

Menendez stated that a diplomatic solution is always best, but "should diplomacy fail, an authorization of force will send an unequivocal message to the Assad regime and other international actors that the use of chemical weapons will be met with a military response to prevent their use and proliferation."

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