House OKs Aid for Obama’s Iraq-Syria Plan
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 273 to 156 in a Republican-dominated coalition to approve President Obama’s plan to equip and train friendly Syrian rebels. Both sides expressed reservations about the president’s plans to counter the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. While Democrats — 40 percent of whom voted no — called for military restraint, Republicans argued for an even broader campaign. Although his top general said combat troops might be called for, Obama again promised that won’t happen.