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Sen. Sessions talks with Wetumpka TEA Party about possible Syria attack

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Senator Jeff Sessions talk Syria with members of the Wetumpka Tea Party. Senator Jeff Sessions talk Syria with members of the Wetumpka Tea Party.
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

The eyes of the world are on the President and the United States Congress as they decide whether to attack Syria.

While the President continues to gather support for a possible military strike, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions heard from some Alabamians who aren't quite sold on the country getting involved with Syria.

In a room packed with Wetumpka Tea Party members, Senator Sessions spoke candidly about a possible Syria strike.

"We cannot as a nation take it upon ourselves to take military action or declare war anytime any dictator in the world violates some U.N., some treaty, some regulation."

And that's pretty much the stance the Wetumpka Tea Party is taking, too.

Retired Air Force Colonel Steven Miller isn't convinced an attack is merited.

"Having spent a sufficient amount of time in the Air Force and gone to a few schools, I firmly believe in order for us to commit to military forces anywhere in the world, there has to be a compelling national security interest. I have not yet seen that compelling national security interest."

Senator Sessions' main argument--the President hasn't defined what exactly the country's action would be.

"I feel like the President has not laid out the kind of case that he ought to lay out."

Not to mention, many believe the nation needs a break from war.

"Our troops are tired. We're tired. The American people are tired. We have issues here in the United States that need to be dealt with. We need to bring our troops home. We need to give them the opportunity to reconstitute," says Tea Party member Judy Whidbee.

"There's no doubt the length of time we have been in the middle east is wearing on everybody," adds Miller.

The President will address the American people Tuesday in hopes of gaining support for an attack.

Senator Sessions expects Congress to vote yes or no this coming week.

The world is watching the United States' decision.

The French government, in particular, was ready to act last week but waited when President Obama announced he would let Congress weigh in first.

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