Chicago-area residents debate U.S. action in Syria

Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi, on the left, and Michael Gonzalez talk about President Obama’s call for strikes against Syria.
Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi, on the left, and Michael Gonzalez talk about President Obama’s call for strikes against Syria. WBEZ/Michael Puente
Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi, on the left, and Michael Gonzalez talk about President Obama’s call for strikes against Syria.
Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi, on the left, and Michael Gonzalez talk about President Obama’s call for strikes against Syria. WBEZ/Michael Puente

Chicago-area residents debate U.S. action in Syria

Two Chicago-area residents who dropped by WBEZ’s bureau in Crown Point, Ind. had very different reactions to President Barack Obama’s Tuesday prime time address on Syria. Michael Gonzalez is a freelance writer based in Lake Station, Indiana and is skeptical of using force against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

But for Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi, a doctor from South Holland, Illinois who was born in Syria, the issue is personal. He said that while he supports a U.S. military strike, he is still very conflicted about bombing his own country.

Listen to their conversation with WBEZ’s Michael Puente above.

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