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CBO: We Can’t Estimate Cost of Intervening in Syria

Posted By admin On September 11, 2013 @ 11:49 am In Money Watch,Tile | Comments Disabled

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNSNews.com [1]
September 11, 2013

The Congressional Budget Office has published its official statement [2] on how much American taxpayers would need to cover if the full Congress were to approve the authorization for the use of military force in Syria (S.J. Res. 21) that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved last week.

The CBO’s bottom line: There is no bottom line to the U.S. military intervention in Syria that was approved by the Senate committee in its resolution.

“The Administration has not detailed how it would use the authority that would be provided by this resolution; thus, CBO has no basis for estimating the costs of implementing S. J. Res. 21,” said the CBO’s four-paragraph statement on the matter.

“S. J. Res. 21 would authorize the President to use military force against the government of Syria, for up to 90 days, in response to its use of chemical weapons,” said CBO. “Prior to the use of force, the President would be required to provide a determination to the Congress addressing several criteria to show that such action is necessary and in the national interest. In addition, it would require the President to submit to the Congress a strategy for negotiating a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, a comprehensive review of U.S. policy towards Syria, and periodic reports on the progress of military operations.”

Full story here. [1]


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[1] CNSNews.com: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/cbo-we-cant-estimate-cost-intervening-syria

[2] its official statement: http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/sjres21_1.pdf

[3] Senate Foreign Relations Panel Approves Military Action in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-foreign-relations-panel-approves-military-action-in-syria.html

[4] Syria Chemical Weapons Barack Obama Military Obama’s Decision To Wait On Syria Reportedly Shocked US Forces: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-chemical-weapons-barack-obama-military-obamas-decision-to-wait-on-syria-reportedly-shocked-us-forces.html

[5] Kaine: Syria resolution must explicitly forbid boots on the ground: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kaine-syria-resolution-must-explicitly-forbid-boots-on-the-ground.html

[6] US Strike on Syria Will Make Obama ‘War President’ – Russian Lawmaker: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-strike-on-syria-will-make-obama-war-president-russian-lawmaker.html

[7] Deja Vu: Obama’s Military Actions in Syria May Be Impeachable: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deja-vu-obamas-military-actions-in-syria-may-be-impeachable.html

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