Former Indiana Congressman Offers Thoughts on Syria

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): The key part of President Obama's push for military action against Syria — is that if Syria isn't punished, other rogue governments will feel free to acquire and use chemical weapons of their own. But just one in five people responding to a new Associated Press poll believe that is likely to happen. The poll indicates that most Americans oppose even a limited attack on Syria.

Former 3rd District Congressman Mark Souder says Obama has put the U.S. in a no-win situation. “If we attack, we could get some retribution, which could lead us to broader conflict. If we don't attack, we could get more boldness, which could lead to future war.”

More than half of those surveyed are fearful a strike would lead to a long-term U.S. military commitment in Syria.