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Most in Mississippi delegation oppose action in Syria

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Five of the six members of Mississippi's congressional delegation say they'll vote against the U.S. taking military action in Syria.

Republican Thad Cochran told The Associated Press on Monday that he's leaning against military action but still considering President Barack Obama's arguments for it.

Those who say they'll vote "no" are Sen. Roger Wicker and Reps. Alan Nunnelee, Gregg Harper and Steven Palazzo, all Republicans; and Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat.

Wicker says Obama "has not made a clear case about his strategic or tactical goals."

Nunnelee says Obama has failed to show how military action would advance U.S. interests.

Thompson says the U.S. military is already stretched and other countries aren't offering manpower.

Palazzo says his constituents overwhelmingly say the U.S. should stay out of Syria, and he agrees.

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