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Published September 11, 2013, 03:44 PM

Grand Forks residents react to President Obama's statement

Wednesday, locals from the Grand Cities said they had mixed feelings about President Obama's speech on Syria. In his address last night, President Obama said he has asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while pursuing a diplomatic path.

By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ

Wednesday, locals from the Grand Cities said they had mixed feelings about President Obama's speech on Syria. In his address last night, President Obama said he has asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while pursuing a diplomatic path.

President Obama also said when America can stop children from being gassed to death, America should act. Some locals said they support military action so long as it's not prolonged. Others said President Obama should not get the country involved in another war.

Ross Rolshoven says "Really it's horrible that innocent people and children are killed and damaged in this way but he his trying to be the policeman of the world so you can't have it both ways." Tommy On the other hand Tommy Brantley said "when innocent children are involved and innocent people, yes we should be involved".

North Dakota lawmakers say the diplomatic path is the best response. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said she's glad the President will engage in a renewed effort with the United Nations. Senator Hoeven and Represenative Cramer say they don't believe American interests are advanced by the proposed strikes.

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