As a decision on how the crisis in Syria should be addressed by the U.S. nears, many lawmakers are asking for more information.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett said that at this point, he is leaning against President Obama’s proposal to fire missiles into Syria in response to the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons on their own people.

“This seems to me to be a very costly and dangerous way to send someone a message,” Doggett said.

Former Dist. 20 Rep. Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez too took a cautious stance.

He warned of the dangers of becoming involved in another country's civil war, though he characterized the alleged use of chemical weapons as “abhorrent."

“To what degree can you involve yourself in a civil war and come out ahead when the party that prevails may still not be your friend?” Gonzalez said.

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