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Rapid City residents react to Syrian conflict, U.S. dilemma

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Congressional Republicans and Democrats want President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in a deadly civil conflict in the mideast.    

Members of the House and Senate say Obama hasn't made a case for U.S. military action against Syria despite the administration's conclusion that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week.

Obama has said he hasn't decided how the U.S. will respond.

The topic is generating a lot of conversation.  Ralph Schet of Rapid City said, "I don't know whether we can get by using peaceful methods to stop the situation but I certainly don't want to get into any kind of a situation where we are going to have a start of another Vietnam." 

"We have more problems in the United States, than we should be worrying about foreign countries. They should fix the problems here at home first," said Lilly Samain of Rapid City.

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